Dealing with Burnout and crying when needed

Pachi //Pati (she/her/ela) on October 14, 2019

Heya everyone! How you all doing? If you have stopped buy before, you now I am a codeNewbie and a self-directed learner. You also may now that I a... [Read Full]
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What a lovely, positive message. If it's not too much information, I very much needed to hear this today. ❤️ Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to make myself a cup of tea, grab my stuffed fox, and let it all out.


Awww Katie I am sooo glad that it was helpful too you.
Let it out, your fox got your back girl!!! 🥰🥰🥰


For open source projects, don't be afraid to ask the developers for assistance. They will be so pleased that someone is trying to help they will be happy to help you out.


Thank you!
Really, I feel afraid of asking too much, but I will get used to it!!!


Never feel afraid to ask anybody. Keep you q's sharp and crisp try to give examples what you try to achieve. In my experience dev's are a friendly folk and try to help out as much as possible, so don't be shy!

Thank you! I am learning that and asking everything I have to ask!!!


This is a nice post. I've felt overwhelmed and burnt out many times before, and can confirm that giving myself the freedom to cry or do whatever I need to do really helps in those situations.


I mean, I'd be lying to you if I didn't admit to eating lots of ice cream as a coping mechanism for dealing with PhD thesis anxiety combined with the anxiety of trying to change career paths. Crying into a unicorn and taking walks sound like great methods of coping.


Thank you for sharing!
And seriously, ice cream can help cope with lots of things lol


Thanks for your comments, I never thought about that, but it makes lots of sense about boys not learning how to cry. I really hope it changes with the new generation!!


A very nice post about burn out. I'm not much of a crier, but I totally agree with the points you've made here. They span beyond programming as well!

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