I am having a busy couple of weeks but am happy as a pig in the proverbial at the moment. As well as teaching I am being given almost free reign to reinvent processes at a college level that will fix a lot of broken, archaic practices. I am often in deep hyperfocus as I gather all of the threads.
I am loving it and feel ennervated and energised when I can develop frameworks to bridge/interpret problems (and knowledge when teaching) in a simply understood way.
The extra work doesn't feel like work and I know I am very fortunate in this.
The only downsides to this are that with the multitasking and hyperfocus to achieve my goals and fixes, I become the typical absent-minded "professor" when it comes to my specs, pens etc. and KNOW that the adrenalin and amount of work that I am doing will also come with a health downside of fatigue when I stop.
These types of projects I am undertaking are almost as necessary to me as breathing so I accept the risk.
Do other INTPs experience this, and if so how do you manage the downsides - eternally curious