Extract from a breathtaking 24ways-piece by Christopher Murphy:
On 21 May 2013, I woke in a hospital bed feeling exhausted, disorientated and ashamed. The day before, I had tried to kill myself.
We work in a fast-paced industry: few others, if any, confront the daily challenges we face. The landscape we work within is characterised by constant flux. It’s changing and evolving at a rate we have never experienced before. Few industries reinvent themselves yearly, monthly, weekly… Ours is one of these industries. Technology accelerates at an alarming rate and keeping abreast of this change is challenging, to say the least.
It’s hard to keep up, don’t let it get to you. Learn to say no.
Related: The franticness of working in the web business, in which I elaborate on the same topic.