I grew up with a simple work ethic: work hard and you'll be rewarded. And I took this to heart from a young age. I got good grades, graduated with a degree in Psychology and took a job right out of college where I began my climb up the corporate ladder.
But years of "hard" work--70-80 hour work weeks, non stop travel and poor sleeping and eating habits--caught up with me. I was no longer just burning the midnight oil...I was burning out! I was exhausted, had brain fog, was gaining weight and was irritable all the time. My personal life and my work performance were both suffering and I was miserable--I literally felt like i was dying on the vine!