Before the author told us that she ended up quitting her job anyway, I already knew that had to happen. You can’t possibly recover from a burnout by adjusting your circumstances back to just normal. It’s not surprising that she had to take months of completely free time to recover in the end.
I wish it were more common and acceptable to take sabbaticals in the industry. I don’t understand why one has to resign in order to get that necessary break. Months or maybe years of productivity and the joy of life gets wasted while the employee comes to a point that taking action is a matter of life and death and the company ends up losing an experienced member that will take years to replace.