For example, if you need to write a chapter of a book, instead of sitting down and looking at a black page for hours on end, break it up into tiny increments and set tight deadlines (such as 250 words every 20 minutes).
Not only will you not have time to become self-critical, but once you start working it’s much easier to keep going.
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There are many symptoms to this cause but we must understand first what creative burnout is. It is the state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion around creative working.
With all these, it is important to remember two things:
We often find ourselves stuck in limbo whenever we try to get back up to work. Herewith, it is important to let close friends and family know that you need their support and that you should also allow yourself to take a break from working to make space for self-reflection. After all, once you've navigated through your issues on perfectionism or external pressure, start with small projects or the basics and work from there on forward.
Remember that creative burnout is a temporary state of mind.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Burnout is a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that one has failed to manage.
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It gets frustrating to become involved in our work, but to have a work environment that is not conducive to our deeper involvement.
If a workplace rookie (or even a manager) finds the working environment to be authoritative, opaque, chaotic or uncaring towards the employee, there is bound to be burnout, something that is increasingly common in software development profiles.
There are many companies that create a ‘road to burnout’ and there are some signs that point towards that:
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