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Ask HN: How do you deal with burnout?
4 points by gmemstr 11 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

This has been dealt with quite a few times here (search burnout) and recently too:


Check the comments.

Do you take time to rest every so often? I used to work 7 days a week on my SaaS but now I make sure to take some time once a week to have a day off, to relax, to mediate, have drinks, see friends, etc. No code for a whole day.

What is the cause of the burnout? What exactly are you struggling with?

I just spent the last couple of days working extremely hard on getting a major version of my project released and now I don't really feel motivated to work on code. It happens every so often.

It just sounds like you're tired. You're human, not a machine. Give yourself a well-deserved brain break.

First line treatment is "take a vacation"

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