Post #103 on the same subject....
I've read about "burn out" in three different places this morning. I would love to write a diatribe about it, but since it is 2 weeks before Christmas, the short version will have to suffice.
We all have to make a living unless we are born millionaires. Being an artist in business means that at some time during the year we are more business than art. I would do anything in my power to NEVER EVER work for someone else again. Sometimes that means many 14 hour days in a row. Sometimes it means production work instead of a one off design I am dreaming about.
And, because it's my name on the box, I'm willing to do that and more. Renewal and change are really good things. I think they are what fuel all of us during "burn out" times.
I take time for myself (see post above) every day. I swim or work in the garden. Sometimes I even read a book that's just pure fun.
I don't lose sight of the dream, nor the gift of self sufficiency my craft graces me with.
Kiss the ones you love and get back to work.