I feel I have recovered from my down cycle. My initial thought is that I should not have analyzed my burnout much abd also should not have complied with it.
I should have just kept grinding away at work even if only going through the motions, while maintaining fundamentals period. Sleep early, wake early, cold shower, clean the sink.
I would have done better if I gave everything else up but not the fundamentals.
so when I get invited to play poker or magic the gathering I have to say sure as long as I’m in bed by 10, period. I can’t skip that fundamental necessity and hope to keep operating well.