In clinical practice, anxiety can also be a protection against burnout. People with anxiety might actually notice earlier that their life and their values and interests are out of sync.
See, for example, the article 6 Hidden Benefits of Anxiety on the Psychology Today website.
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D., best-selling author of ‘Body Intelligence,’ offers some advice for balancing oneself in a job that requires “high-energy torque”: Try taking a walk, listening to nature or brightening the office lights.
See the full article in the Hollywood Reporter at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-avoid-creative-burnout-957049