Many of your are depleted because you're letting people enjoy you without appreciating you.
One can benefit FROM you without ascribing proper value and worth TO you. Most creatives thrive off being enjoyed, because there is such fulfillment in giving. Sadly, rarely realizing (or realizing too late) that they've dripped their worth in places that never bothered to pour back. No one wants reciprocity as a transactional exchange, but a space where genuine symbiotic relationships are always simultaneously giving and receiving. This year, I've decided to turn off the spout. What about you?