This is a slightly counterintuitive idea, that we don’t necessarily burn out from doing too much, but that we can burn out when the effort we put in appears to have no impact or little meaning.
I neared burnout earlier this year. Maybe I did.
When I read the above I realised that one of the reasons was that through lockdown I had become disconnected from the people I was putting all this effort in for.
There are a few reasons for that, not relevant to this post.
What stuck out for me is that I need to remain connected to the people I am putting the effort in for. This provides my energy and motivation.