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How Do You Deal With Burnouts?

Oyetoke Toby
Just a software engineer trying to make ends meet. My passion for Python and JavaScript is nothing to compare.
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Burnout is real and almost everyone has gone through it regardless of their career.

This happened to me, made me lost my side gigs and almost made me lost my job.

I was able to deal with mine by getting away from work for close to 3weeks since my work is remote, and that made it easy for me to get away with it.

I watched movies, outing with colleagues, barely do standups, makeup standups, barely communicate, made up excuses and so on.

I feel depressed and tired like I should just quit and just face my studies and live a normal life.

The third week, I was supposed to have a meeting with my manager and a client. Then boom I forgot and didn't show up. Well, the thing is, I missed most of the meetings during those two weeks, I didn't bother checking my calendar since I already muted everything about work.

To cut the story short, I got a call on the last day of the third week, I have one life chance to fix myself or bye bye to work.

Well, I brought my sense back together, meet my mentor, explained to him and he gave me some advice.

Then I shoved down whatever is holding me down and focus back to work.

Tell us how you dealt with yours.

Discussion (4)

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Rest, eat well, try to overachieve (success helps burnout a lot, failure makes things harder).

Don't look back or self-reflect on performance too much, look forward & do the next thing.

Sleep. Eat. Build your way out of it. Find ways to enjoy it.

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Amit Patel

Take proper rest πŸ–οΈ, meditate πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ, do yoga πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ and Chant Omkara πŸ•‰οΈ mantra.

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Oyetoke Toby Author

One the of the things I did is meditate and it worked