Does anyone have tips for quitting when burnt out?

Do you know that feeling you get when you’re running through the airport to catch a tight connection and you don’t know if you’ll make it? Your legs are tired and wobbly and you’re tired? Or when you’ve got an hour until a paper deadline and still have a couple pages to write and don’t know if you can get it done?

I have that feeling at work right now. I keep telling myself just a little longer but feel like I’ve hit a brick wall, legs wobbly, mind tired.

I won’t get into all that has been the shit show at work but what I will say is that I’m done mentally and don’t know how much longer I can go. I feel like each day is a test of my will to continue. And yes, I know that sounds dramatic.

I’ve been planning to quit in January, then I told myself I’d leave in December, and now I just realized I could give my 2 weeks today for a clean break on the first of the month in November. I’m eyeing my notice of resignation right now like it’s a Marlboro and I’m a withdrawing smoker.

I’m also a full time grad student. I have more than enough student loans I could pull from to take a 2 month break. And I have 4 job interviews from the 7 applications I submitted last week. I don’t even know if I have the mental capacity to jump right into a new role.

Please give me tips on quitting when you’re (beyond) burned out?



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