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Burnout in Software Development Demystified

Preventing Burnout

  • Do not isolate yourself: speak your concerns to your manager.
  • It’s a bug: As a software developer, see that the problem you have is a bug that needs to be eradicated.
  • Know your path: Meditate to find clarity and understand your mental state.
  • Your endurance levels: You need to be able to gauge how much chronic stress and pressure you can take, and understand that money and glory at the price of our mental health is not a sound strategy in the long run.

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  • According to the World Health Organization, Burnout is classified as an occupational phenomenon, also known as vital exhaustion.
  • It is a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress and anxiety, causing physical and mental problems.
  • The symptoms include energy depletion, exhaustion, increased mental distance, a negative outlook towards one’s job and diminished productivity.
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