Not necessarily a disaster, but it takes time to climb out. What I was doing was some intensive people stuff for 2 days, and I do mean intensive. When it was over, I slept, essentially straight, for 56 hours. That's tired.
Climbing back out of the icewater now, but it's slow. Scanning the headlines and trends, there's loads of bad news to crow about still, and that's getting depressing. So I want to point you instead to a lovely example of how to do "it" right. This is a well written article, too- Irish town - and points out beautifully what even mainstream people are slowly coming to realize: we're unbelievably wasteful- and if we can just cut out the waste, we quickly discover we don't NEED nearly the energy we're already consuming.