Burnout by Contextual Switch

Since becoming a manager about a year ago, I’ve found that in any given week, I cycle through the following emotions:

  • Overwhelmed with too many things to do and not enough time to do them
  • Immense, extreme pride in my team
  • Annoyed by tasks/myself/other people
  • Calm (when I’ve completed my to-do list)
  • Way in over my head with responsibilities
  • Excited about how many fun and important things I’m getting to work on
  • Like I want to get in bed for 5 years
  • Love and gratitude for my coworkers
  • Like I’m the worst manager/employee ever
  • Like I might actually have something to say and teach people — Sophie Shepherd: http://sophieshepherd.com/2017/06/14/learning-to-be-chill.html