So. Turns out I should have just listened to my brain last night and skipped the attempt to do work, because of course I was so brain-fried that I got very little productive work done. I could have, and should have, turned off the computer and went to bed. Or watched TV. Or done anything else. But no, I pressed on, and of course I couldn't concentrate, couldn't really focus, couldn't think about what I needed to think about. Which just left me even more tired and more burned out, both last night and today, and the stuff that needed to get done didn't get done.
Why do I do this to myself?
Today was really gruelling. I am really starting to hate hiring season. I had no idea it would take so much time and energy to hire someone. I mean, I guess it makes sense (you want the colleague who's going to be spending the next 20-odd years with you to be someone you really like, ideally), but why does it have to be so difficult? And how ridiculous is it that we have to pick x number of people to interview just from the evidence we have on some slips of paper (and maybe a brief phone conversation)?
Bleah. Today was a gruelling end to a very long and gruelling week. Next week is more of the same. Must reenergize self this weekend.