Yep. I quit my job last year with nothing lined up. In the middle of a pandemic with lots of uncertainty around the job market, ironically in a situation where I should have been happier than I was before due to no commute instead of spending 18hrs a week commuting. It sounds similar to my situation, literally every single day was 100mph, on average probably spent about 6hrs a day in meetings, meanwhile Inbox filling up with emails. Even just attending meetings and responding to emails would consume more than my allotted 35hrs a week. No time for strategic thinking, getting frustrated at having to do an 'average' job of so many things despite knowing I'm capable of more given the time. Managing a fairly big team, involved in multiple very large (>$100m) programmes, having to balance all that with BAU for critical systems. Plus budgeting, resource planning, recruitment, vendor management bla bla bla. Zero time for training, thinking about how to improve things etc. Honestly felt like I was doing two jobs and I don't see how it would be manageable for anyone unless they were given the headcount to hire enough people in the management layer below to delegate to. Taking days off was MEGA stressful because it just meant even more work to do when I got back. The analogy I use is, if you work in a coffee shop and take a day off, you don't come to a queue of people out of the door and a day's backlog of coffees to make for people. And bear in mind at the time my employer was very highly regarded as a brilliant place to work (according to Glassdoor, one of the top 10 best companies to work for in the UK 3 years running). Like you, I spoke to my wife about it some months prior (pre pandemic in fact). She said not to make any rash decisions and I stuck it out for another 9 months before resigning. It's kind of weird, when I actually resigned, I felt a sense of relief, that I now had some light at the end of the tunnel. So rather than trepidation about being unemployed, I was looking forward to being able to step away from the job. And whilst I felt I could handle the stress levels, evidenced by having successfully kept things together for a couple of years operating at that cadence, I probably wasn't a million miles from some sort of mental health issue, I remember breaking down in tears during a discussion with HR on why I wanted to leave, despite not feeling sad? Very odd. I wouldn't say it was plain sailing getting another job but to be honest with the schools being closed for over two months I was more focussed on home schooling my son and going a few certifications to freshen up my skills. Then in the spring the job market picked up a lot and I actually had three applications at an advanced stage before taking my current role. Bonus I wasn't expecting a massive windfall given the way the company was performing last year, likewise my share option wasn't really worth hanging on to, option price was a fair bit higher than valuation. Might be different for you but in a way it kind of did me a favour, if it looked like I could make a killing on the shares and would have got a profit bonus, then I'd have been tempted to hang on until that matured. I believe you may work in the same industry as I used to, happy to have a chat about it sometime if you feel it would help.