Hi, I'm an early career researcher and i am finding i am taking my work far too seriously. I am putting in more hours than required and taking the project (which I am not PI on) far too personally, to the extent of worrying about it (I do have more responsibility than I should have at my level).
How do I let go a little and distance myself from it?
Is the project benefiting you in any way? I guess I am asking whether there are personal benefits to the extra hours (e.g. publications, contacts). I am categorically not saying its okay to be doing extra but that has been my personal experience and what I see around me at work. I don't have answers but wanted to at least reply.
Can you talk to the PI about responsibilities etc?