Deadlines... are like brickwalls

So I took my exam last night and I actually knocked it out of the park. This morning I decided to really do some thinking of how long of a break from school I want to take 1, 2, or 3 months. So… doing the 2023 way of doing things I enlisted the help of ChatGPT+,

I’ll call this personality of CGPT that I created with a prompt focusing on it being able to help with burnout “Dr. Lichen” (no idea why) and the first thing it highlighted was the burnout inventories available for use. So I went to and took the AWS/MBI “The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) is a psychological assessment tool that is often used in combination with the Areas of Worklife Survey (AWS). The MBI is considered the “gold standard” for measuring burnout and has been validated by over 35 years of research. The MBI has three scales: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. The AWS specifies six areas that are relevant to occupational health: workload, control, reward, community, fairness, and values.” - Bard

My MBI-GS Percentile Scores

So I started this post on 01JUL2023 and stepped away from it for a few days… so today on 03JUL2023 I brought it back up to finish. So what’s happened?

Having a couple days to decompress and really think things through I decided not to take a break from school. I processed my new term registration minutes before starting back writing this post.

I’m going to start working on my classes now and get to a good point before I go to work but I’m also building out a weekly schedule template in Notion for me to stick with instead of just floating from one activity to the next. My gut instinct just felt if I took a break even for a month I was losing a great starting point.

We’ll see. Now to focus on restructuring to avoid burnout. If you’ve got tips let me know.