|I like the contrast between how resigned Simon|
is to this situation, and how resigned Christ is.
My experience of the last two CMA conferences I've attended have been similar. Lots of discussion of personal holiness and the sacraments. Lots of discussion of holistic medicine and the importance of relationships and integrity in practice. Lots of discussion of hope, courage, and mercy for times of desolation. Not a lot of easy fixes. And I think that reflects the truth.
There is no easy fix for burnout. There's rest, hobbies, leisure, exercise, healthy eating, meditation, good marriages and friendships, and patience through desolation. None of those are easy. You have to force yourself to make time to rest (and then actually use that time to rest), you have to force yourself to exercise, you have to force yourself to develop relationships, you have to force yourself to pray. There is a lot of violence in pursuing the virtuous life. And, if you believe Augustine (and I do), we never get to the easy part of habitual virtue by ourselves. God's grace makes a way for us to become saints.
There's a small amount of relief whenever you acknowledge an unpleasant truth, be it some personal imperfection or some fact you can't control about the outside world. There is no "fix" for burnout, just the continued pursuit of a virtuous life and patience through desolation.