Any tips for dealing with burnout when you’re only a minimum of a third of the way through your career?
Aiming to be out by 35. Just 8 more years, I got this...
- Go to gym now or walk/run whatever. You got to learn to put strong boundaries between work & life balance because work never stops. And It doesn't matter if you retire tomorrow.
It's easier said that done ofcourse but decide to stop working after certain time, and do the rest of the work on next day.Jan 94
- I’ve always struggled with balance. Like if I focus on my startup, then my full time job lags behind. If I get a competent gym routine, then my startup lags. Maybe I have too many goals? Or maybe I can keep all of my goals, but just timebox them per week and accept farther out deadlines for my startup and fitness goals.
- I've been in that boat like you, having too many things to do. But later I realised it is better to have specific goals.
One thing I can share from personal experience is that fitness is by far the easiest & most rewarding goal.
A 30-45 minutes run/walk/weights routine 5 days a week works superb for me.
I don't know your startup goals or your level of technical knowledge/ambition. But fitness is easy & doesn't even have to be a goal. Just make it part of daily routine please and start slow but be consistent. Bonus is that Success is guaranteed here.
- I didn't bring it up earlier because you guys will probably not understand. But retire at 35 is practically imaginary scenario. You either will be working in a job or doing your thing, but that's not retirement. Also it is too early to think about retirement but that perspective can't be built in a day or in a blind thread IMHO.
- Figure out why you want to retire and what you are going to do from age 35 to 85 years old.
Your 27 and you want to retire?
- I go to work, I try to focus in the office with limited success. I work at night (coffee shops) since I want to see my dreams have some chance at happening (more coding). Working for someone else, which is financially critical, feels like I’m fulfilling someone else’s dream more than my own.
I see coworkers pushing code from 9am to 8pm on more weekdays than not. I don’t even know how they do that. Don’t they have their own dreams? What about spending time with their significant others?