Our expert says:
Hi Michel, thank you for your question.
It is not necessarily what you went through but how you responded. The fact that you are still their go-to-person, would indicate that people still recognise an energy inside of you. The flipside is that people would instinctively like to have the answers but don't, so it could be that they feel powerless when you are reaching out for help. - Purely physical ailments are easier to address.
Although you are flirting with burnout, you are probably, rather suffering from long term stress. Have you considered a complete change, or if not, a small change where every day you claim back a bit of yourself, for yourself? A holiday would not solve long term stress, just top your battery up a little. Perhaps simple things like a regular quiet time, or walking up the steps at work, taking lunch during your lunch break, and telling your friends that you are not available as the lean-on-me person during conversations would help you to regain that missing energy.
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