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Heard some talk on the radio today about managing burn out over the course of the long season?  

What are some of your techniques to not get burned out?  

I try to take some days off, esp on short skates that don’t begin until later in the day.  But those are few and far between.

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I eat, breathe, and sleep fantasy baseball and it's been that way for the last 5 or so years.  I can't ever remember feeling burnt out from it.  The ASB helps I guess, but by the end of it I'm itching for FBB to start up again.

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Watching the Mariners all my life has burned me out so much that I’ll never get tired of watching real baseball games.  I would suggest becoming a fan of the Mariners, it will give you a new joy when you watch real teams compete and you won’t take it for granted.

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1 minute ago, 6Kill said:

I eat, breathe, and sleep fantasy baseball and it's been that way for the last 5 or so years.  I can't ever remember feeling burnt out from it.  The ASB helps I guess, but by the end of it I'm itching for FBB to start up again.

I ate breathe and slept fantasy baseball, football and to a lesser extent basketball from 2004 to about 2012. I used to be in about 8 baseball leagues and 8 football leagues a year and 2 fantasy basketball leagues a year. And in those leagues I was always the one leading the league in add/drops and trades. 

 

Nowadays I play in 1 fantasy baseball league, 1 fantasy football league and 1 fantasy basketball league. And that fantasy baseball league is NL only so I don't even pay attention to the AL at all. I am the epitome of burnt out. 

Trust me you'll get there eventually. 

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27 minutes ago, 96mnc said:

When the light schedule days happen,  usually a Thursday or a Monday, I try not to watch any ball.  Also:

 

Lifting

Meditation/yoga

Volunteering 

 

This.

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I quit fantasy football a few years back. That’s helped. 

As others mentioned, taking days off and getting away from it helps. 

Also, our league is geared toward preventing burnout. We have a weekly league where we set lineups Mondays. Our transactions go through Saturday nights for the next week, with a waiver wire based on standings each week. This allows us to have mental breaks through the week. We don’t have “first one to the computer wins” add/drops. We don’t have daily lineup changes, so I don’t need to spend each morning combing over matchups, and then 3 hours before each game looking for lineups. I spend more time than necessary, but you could literally spend Saturday afternoon preparing for waivers, then Sunday or Monday morning looking at weekly matchups. I think this helps.

We are also a keeper league, and we also reward finishing higher in the standings with next season’s draft slots. This keeps more interested and limits tanking/dead teams.

 

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1 hour ago, Slimzy17 said:

I find what helps with burnout is to not have too many teams.  It's more fun when I can focus on less, and it also decreases stress.

 

I second this. Wouldn't use the term burnout, I would inject this sh*t into my veins if I could, but I do prefer to focus on 1 or 2 primary, high stakes teams and lightly manage others. 

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