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How To Handle Burn Out ?

i bet a lot of you veterans have had burn out before. How do you handle and/or cure it?

I had building projects all summer. That was fun. Then we had our first snows and people are calling, emailing me about the most common problems.......no start , hard start , rough running etc , etc. I fix most of these problems for free. Actually have been turning down people who are willing to pay. Think I have some serious BURN OUT. All the problems people are having are simple. Nothing challenging.

The last couple days have not even gone into the garage even though I am building a nice 828 to sell. Also have enough little things to do that can keep me busy for a month but just can't seem to get going.

I kinda know what to do. Just stay away from garage for awhile until feel like jumping back into it again.

I know some of you guys do this for a living and it must be hard sometimes to work when you don't feel like it. To me it's a hobby . Heck , I even picked up an old Craftsman 5/22 free the other day hoping the challenge would wake me up. It only took an hour to clean out the carb and get it running.

Maybe a valve job or an engine rebuild is in order.

Never thought this would happen to me.

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I actually wish I had another project I could do. Health hasn't been good lately, so I'm resting the body up and getting better finally.

But yeah...from mid September until early December I worked every single day getting ready for winter because I had 2 machines that desperately needed a lot of love, and a shed that badly needed organization and repair. The repairs took time, patience and frugality but I got them finished. My body unfortunately again broke down after this work - I apparently was worn down even though I took my time to not overdo things.

Sucks getting old...

I'm "melancholy" at the moment really. Bored out my mind, but really unable to do much of anything. No storms have hit my city yet either - which has killed action on the blower I have for sale. 3 weeks listed now, 1 call on it, didn't bite. The hard part is I know it isn't over-priced compared to my area. Ariens 910965, all original, rust free, runs perfect, completely serviced, $150.

So, yet again - deprived of some sort of payoff to all my work. It's frustrating. I think a good snowstorm would help my mood tremendously.

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Alcohol may not be the answer...but it works for me.....
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A little bit of Christmas music and minimal News watching or listening perks me up this time of year. Have to agree, a bit of snow would help along with a brew or 2.

Wake me up when the snow's done...
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I have a hard time staying idle. Probably ADHD or ADD or whatever it's labeled as now. I will literally work a 10 hour shift and come home and cannot sit on the recliner without my brain telling me to get up and do something. It gets frustrating because you know you should be resting but mind says nope. I get a burst of energy to do something then my body quickly reminds you that you should call it a day. But I just keep going until I'm burned out. The only thing that somewhat worked was watching a really interesting series on Netflix. That's the only time I can legit stay indoors and relax. Even between episodes my mind says get up and go do something productive.

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I sleep late...go to breakfast and bulls**t for an hour, go to the gym, come home and check out marketplace or craigslist, go to the shop for 4 hours, go inside and have some scotch, cook supper for my girl, watch old westerns and history channel, pass out on the couch, and repeat. It works for me. Seriously though, the gym time really gets your mojo going...the endorphins or something....you can be dragging, then it's zipideedoodah. the other thing is check your testosterone level...low will really bum you out and make you feel depressed constantly.
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someone above stated a true fact! "sucks getting old" for many our bodies are worn out and need longer to re cupe our viger of years past,

past i could unwind the burn out by simply grabbing a fishing rod,find a stream"fly rod" or nearby lake and enjoy. hoping for a trout or landlocked salmon.maybe one of the muskies we have stocked into our private lakes, or better yet uncover one of the hotrods and do a big bad burnout .

what ever try not to let it get the better of one. back down and relax, screw the real world and care of one's self needs
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I sleep late...go to breakfast and bulls**t for an hour, go to the gym, come home and check out marketplace or craigslist, go to the shop for 4 hours, go inside and have some scotch, cook supper for my girl, watch old westerns and history channel, pass out on the couch, and repeat. It works for me. Seriously though, the gym time really gets your mojo going...the endorphins or something....you can be dragging, then it's zipideedoodah. the other thing is check your testosterone level...low will really bum you out and make you feel depressed constantly.
ya, i need to get to gym........but can't stand people......

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ya, i need to get to gym........but can't stand people......

Walk into the gym naked, with a clown mask on.

Everyone will leave.

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