Memoirs of a Jr Dev – What is Burnout?

After several posts about struggling, I finally realised what my problem is…it’s called Burnout.
You may be saying to yourself, ‘well yeah, duh, everyone needs to do something other than coding all day for the last 2 years straight including weekends’, and you would be correct.
I don’t know where I fall on the Personality Test scale for obsessive behaviour, but when I find something I love to do, a pair of jeans that fit perfectly, or a song that gives me the feels….I sort of saturate myself with it. When really I should probably just read a damn book and chill.
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While I was ruminating over HOW in the HELL I got burnt out on what I love to do, that inner voice of mine kept saying, do my SHEroes and Heros get burnt out ever?
Does Beyonce ever get tired of being Beyonce?
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Does Branson ever say, yeah I’m sick of being a humanitarian, entrepreneur and this island office is boooooring?
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Did Wonder Woman think that in her next life she’d just rather be short and stay away from bustier bathing suits?
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Yes, I did a lot of contemplating and what I concluded was that, no matter how much you love something, you need to take your space from it.
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It’s a really shitty feeling, burning out. It’s like when you break up with someone because you think you should only to realise you just needed space, then tell them your theory, but they have moved on.
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I don’t WANT you to move on coding! I want you to stay right there while I play the bass and read a book and browse Thrift Town and do Qigong- Just stay right there and be your cute self and I will get right back to you.
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Have you ever burnt out on something you love to do? Have you ever burnt out on someone you love? Tell COF your story in the comments and how you conquered your burnout.

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