Myself, I find, is built a little differently. I don't mind giving. That is not an issue but when I look back and finally settle I realize something--- I was giving and giving and in return I would get mediocracy. And this is not in regards to anything or anyone directly but just a general reflection of myself. We all should give without the thought of receiving but you must ASSESS what are you getting back in return. Is it a personal gain? What are you receiving that can help replenish all of the energy you are expounding out? Think about that. My vision for building bridges in the community amongst the arts requires a ton of dedication and energy and in return I get to see the young people of a fresh generation learn something NEW for the first time. It is such a rewarding experience that the energy rebounds back to me and I am restored.
Create little ways for you to check in with yourself and see where you are emotionally. At first, it will feel confusing. You will not be able to put a word to it. You find yourself aimlessly saying "I don't know" or "something feels off"… Checking in could require you to start keeping a daily journal or perhaps confiding in a friend. One way that works for me is prayer and meditation. I take note of what I am driven to pray about that day. There are certain things that no matter what I do, I pray on daily. However, the more I find myself drifting towards a particular subject, I have to wonder: why am I placing so much energy on this? Why is this my primary focus? What's going on there?