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I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by EvilSec: 7:54pm On Sep 24, 2020
Anyone has advice on avoiding Burnout? I generally work 11-15 hours a day, then try to spend my limited free time towards Research & Development but since the beginning of the year I have started to Burnout pretty bad. It’s not that I lost my drive, motivation or passion. I just can’t do it. At this point, I burnout daily and I am having a hard time staying constant with studying for certifications or R & D in general. Any advice?

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Bahat: 8:35pm On Sep 24, 2020
EvilSec:
Anyone has advice on avoiding Burnout? I generally work 11-15 hours a day, then try to spend my limited free time towards Research & Development but since the beginning of the year I have started to Burnout pretty bad. It’s not that I lost my drive, motivation or passion. I just can’t do it. At this point, I burnout daily and I am having a hard time staying constant with studying for certifications or R & D in general. Any advice?

My advise is you reduce your work time and probably have breaks during those hours. You are already an experienced dork you know what to do and what works for you boss.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Najdorf: 9:23am On Sep 25, 2020
Take a break, maybe for like a month or how long it takes you to regain yourself. If after taking a long break you're still the same then your burnout is hinting at a bigger issue that only you can find and fix.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by EvilSec: 3:08pm On Sep 25, 2020
Bahat:


My advise is you reduce your work time and probably have breaks during those hours. You are already an experienced dork you know what to do and what works for you boss.
Thanks for this brother. Seems my main focus this weekend will be to relax, decompress and take a step back.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by EvilSec: 3:13pm On Sep 25, 2020
Najdorf:
Take a break, maybe for like a month or how long it takes you to regain yourself. If after taking a long break you're still the same then your burnout is hinting at a bigger issue that only you can find and fix.
I guess a long break could work too. I’ve been waiting thinking that things would get better without actually making attempts at fixing my terrible work habit.
If my life is still shit after the break, then I guess I'd have to start thinking of my tech retirement plans.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Najdorf: 3:20pm On Sep 25, 2020
EvilSec:

I guess a long break could work too. I’ve been waiting thinking that things would get better without actually making attempts at fixing my terrible work habit.
If my life is still shit after the break, then I guess I'd have to start thinking of my tech retirement plans.
A lot of people see programming(tech fields in general) as something that has to be your destiny or life passion once you start, but it doesn't, it can be just a hobby. You might even find something else you enjoy more.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Bahat: 3:37pm On Sep 25, 2020
Najdorf:

A lot of people see programming(tech fields in general) as something that has to be your destiny or life passion once you start, but it doesn't, it can be just a hobby. You might even find something else you enjoy more.

As for me this computing filed is my first and last hobby. I see it as a way of life. I don't deprive myself of enjoyment when it's required as I'm not a nerd.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Najdorf: 4:31pm On Sep 25, 2020
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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by vheckthor1: 7:45pm On Sep 25, 2020
I think it's a common thing for tech guys to burn out, I have been down with illness since 2days ago or so but still have to get things done.
Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Bull098: 6:29pm On Sep 26, 2020
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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by DriggityDre: 6:55pm On Sep 30, 2020
vheckthor1:
I think it's a common thing for tech guys to burn out, I have been down with illness since 2days ago or so but still have to get things done.
I believe the main targets of stress, in this case, are the eyes. Sleep and some other factors too, are present. I know.
For starters, just use screens/glasses that protect the eyes from prolonged backlight exposure.

Definitely, burnouts are inevitable but can be a tad minimized. It depends on the factors. No standard.

cc: Najdorf, Evilsec

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by EvilSec: 2:46am On Oct 01, 2020
This post has been extremely eye-opening, in a good way. There’s a lot perspectives I did not take into account. I greatly appreciate the advise.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by nurain150(m): 3:21pm On Dec 14, 2020
EvilSec:
Anyone has advice on avoiding Burnout? I generally work 11-15 hours a day, then try to spend my limited free time towards Research & Development but since the beginning of the year I have started to Burnout pretty bad. It’s not that I lost my drive, motivation or passion. I just can’t do it. At this point, I burnout daily and I am having a hard time staying constant with studying for certifications or R & D in general. Any advice?
my guy no kill your self.I watch YouTube commedy if I see say my debugging hunting don dey too much I cannot come and die .sleep is essential too

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by YorubaKinging: 5:38pm On Dec 14, 2020
The end is near
Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Nobody: 5:39pm On Dec 14, 2020
I don't know much
Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by hinere(m): 5:39pm On Dec 14, 2020
First things first. Most people dont even understand the meaning of Burnout. Well here u have it...
Burnout is a reaction to prolonged or chronic job stress and is characterized by three main dimensions: exhaustion, cynicism (less identification with the job), and feelings of reduced professional ability.

Remedy:
As a Plant Stem Cell Therapist. I would ask you some questions.
When last did you exercise?
When last did you go out to have fun?
When last did u switch off to try something entirely new?
Answer these questions, make necessary changes and you will be alright.

We all need a break in our lives.
If Buhari can take Vacations even in the heat of Crises in Nigeria, who are you not to?

Thats my 2 cents

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Emmandu(f): 5:39pm On Dec 14, 2020
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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by DenreleDave(m): 5:39pm On Dec 14, 2020
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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by RuddyFusion(m): 5:41pm On Dec 14, 2020
Depending on what you do , you can outsource some part of it and focus on the most important part. You only live once

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by meobizy(f): 5:42pm On Dec 14, 2020
“Somebody” pushed this to the front page because it affects him too. Why won’t you burn out when you work that long? There is a reason normal working hours are either eight or twelve daily. If you die someone else who works smart will replace you.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Originakalokalo(m): 5:45pm On Dec 14, 2020
You need rest.

Jesus saves from sin.

He took your place on the cross so that you will not face God's wrath all by yourself.

Accept him as your Lord and saviour.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by haddeylium(m): 5:45pm On Dec 14, 2020
EvilSec:
Anyone has advice on avoiding Burnout? I generally work 11-15 hours a day, then try to spend my limited free time towards Research & Development but since the beginning of the year I have started to Burnout pretty bad. It’s not that I lost my drive, motivation or passion. I just can’t do it. At this point, I burnout daily and I am having a hard time staying constant with studying for certifications or R & D in general. Any advice?

I know how you feel
This article has helped me. You'll find it helpful too

https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/g201409/job-burn-out-prevention/

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by MacDodger: 5:47pm On Dec 14, 2020
Make work plan give yourself break 2 hrs nap and probably a short evening walk
Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by litigator(m): 5:47pm On Dec 14, 2020
EvilSec:
Anyone has advice on avoiding Burnout? I generally work 11-15 hours a day, then try to spend my limited free time towards Research & Development but since the beginning of the year I have started to Burnout pretty bad. It’s not that I lost my drive, motivation or passion. I just can’t do it. At this point, I burnout daily and I am having a hard time staying constant with studying for certifications or R & D in general. Any advice?


Take a break. I was told to take a break early this year, I didn't.

Hope you are not consuming stuff or indulging in habits that will keep you awake, like coffee and alcohol abuse or smoking?

But my system forced me to take a break.

Are my clients complaining about my work pace? Yes.

My point is, respect your system and don't kill yourself.

Life will move on very fast if you do. If I had died the first time I slumped, I guess life would have moved on pretty fast and those client would have simply moved on.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Incognito403: 5:49pm On Dec 14, 2020
As a Muslim, it's difficult for me to ever have a burnout. I visit the mosque five times daily. I spend about 5- minutes to the mosque and another 5mins back. The prayer is about 5mins long. That's a minimum of 15minutes break, five times a day.

Also, on my way to/from he mosque, I ponder on the problems I'm trying to solve and, to be honest, I always find a solution before returning home.

No wonder many of my christian mates during undergraduate are always surprised by my performance because I don't spend as much time as them on studying but we get fairly similar results.

Add that to the tranquility, reassurance and blessings in the five daily prayers, you'll be surprised at the wonders.

My special advice for you is to become a Muslim.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by A305: 5:51pm On Dec 14, 2020
Give the brain its food. Orgasm.

Food is what to the stomach what orgasm is to the brain.

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Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by Maxikenna(f): 5:54pm On Dec 14, 2020
Keep pushing
Re: I Need Help On How To Avoid Burnout by DWJOBScom(m): 5:54pm On Dec 14, 2020
So we are plenty on this boat!
I started yoga and its helping and also decided to watch what I eat too

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