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Feeling burnt out or unmotivated? Read this.

Karina Pichardo
Frontend Developer
・1 min read

Just a few weeks ago I was feeling unmotivated and sort of burnt out?

I’m finally out of that funk I was in and I realized why I was there in the first place.

I was working on projects that were all really similar, I would finish up a project and immediately start another one, using the same exact techniques and technologies as the last.

I thought I was doing myself a favor by practicing repetition and although I still believe that “practice makes perfect”, I think it’s equally important to continue learning and growing, especially as a developer.

So I did just that, I started learning more about the terminal and also learned Sass (which I’m absolutely obsessed with now). And I'm back to feeling like myself again.

I’m actually grateful that I experienced those stressful weeks leading up to today because I now understand how to navigate those “burnt out” / “unmotivated” moments.
Learning fuels me.

Likewise, this situation reminded me why I started learning to code and why I love what I do, because it’s a forever learning experience. The best developers never stop being curious and never stop learning.

Thought I’d share incase anyone out there is going through something similar.

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