All my life I had to expend extra mental energy to get tasks done that most people would do without extra effort. It wasn’t that the task was difficult, its just that I would feel great resistance, especially if I wanted to do something else. At one point, I had a backlog of work projects that needed to be completed in a few weeks, so I planned my time to include extra tasks. So I began getting up 30 min earlier, and spending 30 min longer at work. As time went on, each day got more and more difficult, I was using more and more mental energy each day, until I felt like I had to more to give. Then started having panic attacks and then couldn’t get out of bed for two and a half months, classic burn-out.