Is it too rusty to be repaired?
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. 💪