Illustrations: Nejc Prah

Is Burnout an Epidemic Among American Workers? Experts Are Divided.

InIn a story published in January on BuzzFeed News, reporter Anne Helen Petersen details her struggle with what she calls “errand paralysis,” or her inability to summon the energy for tasks that aren’t vital to her life or work.

Petersen identifies her brand of selective procrastination as a symptom of burnout, which she describes as a fundamental…