You’re right to think seriously of quitting. You badly need a complete break, with time to think. And that won’t be possible immediately.
I was delighted to see the Guardian careers advisor (and his readers) encouraging someone to take the money and run.
You have £100,000 savings. Either quit outright now, or ask your boss if there’s a possibility of a six-month sabbatical if you feel that all you need is time off rather than a change of lifestyle. The technical sector is still doing well: if you have the experience and drive you say you have, you’ll have no problems finding another job once you’ve taken a break.
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