A former network guy myself, it sounds like you need to unplug a bit. In a career change into more of a development role, I found that my creativity was flexed moreso than in my previous position (where retention of all that knowledge threatened to hurt). I’;d suggest talking a walk mid-day. Miraculous, especially if you can get out of the building.
love the analogy! i enjoy implementing change, but i admit i don’;t always make it a priority to understand the emotional effect it has on people since my mind is already moving on to the next possible change idea. this is definitely something that will stick with me and teaches me to be more engaged with those affected by change.