During my most recent burnout cycle, I kept hitting a wall. I felt I was "recovered" and back to 100%, but in truth I was closer to 60%. The difference was I was capable of doing _something_ instead of nothing. So I took that as a sign that everything was back to normal (when clearly it was not... hence hitting the wall).

The thing that made the difference was artificially restricting myself. Capacity at 60%? Act like it's at 30%. And that creates space. Space for trying things. Space for doing nothing if I needed to. Space for building a more sustainable way of being.

So in my view, managing the emptiness well feels like an extremely powerful move. 💪

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