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Took LOA last year, multiple months. Recovered from burnout driven by long hours during covid. But feel like I'm now experiencing burnout in a different form. Don't feel drained but I'm just unmotivated to do anything in life and work. I don't want to eat, exercise, go places, or work. I don't want another break from work, I want to keep doing things (eg not so drained I want to take months off) but this seems like burnout and I don't know what to do.

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I am feeling the same way. Had a full mental breakdown end of last year, and now that I’m back at work I am feeling unmotivated and my body feels like it’s in fight or flight mode given work pushed me to the extent that I had a breakdown. I know I’m not really offering any help but just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone, if it’s any consolation.

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I’ve experienced this. For me, it feels like going for a run. You get an initial energy budget until you’ve gotta take a break, you walk for a bit until you feel recovered, but when you start running again you just won’t be able to go the same pace or for as long. It took an extended break from work for me to figure out what. I actually want to do and what changes I need in my life. It took a lot of therapy, too. The best thing you can do for yourself is to take a break from your current routine, take a step back, and get some help. Sending happy thoughts!

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so what changes did u make and what did u end up doing? and how long a break did u take?

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I don’t know that not wanting to eat or go places is burnout. That sounds more like a deep depression to me, but I would see your doc or therapist

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