“Today, exhaustion still hints at status, but of a different sort. To say that you’re exhausted is to telegraph that you’re important, in demand, and successful. It’s akin to the humblebrag of ruefully describing yourself as “so busy”—naturally, since exhaustion follows from busyness.”
I have to catch myself on this. Constantly. I try to remind myself that my frantic comportment can be frustrating to my colleagues and sets a bad example for the people I supervise. At worst, it damages my health. We’re all busy and I’m guessing most people don’t want to be reminded of it.