burnt out, how to recover?

Nov 28, 2019 20 Comments

title says it all. Here for 10+ years in software engineering. Survivied reorgs and layoffs, now feeling burnt out fighting so many battles. i have another offer in hand but fear ill bring the burn out with me.

how do you recover?

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  • Sony Lirik
    Take time off between jobs to travel. Start a new hobby so you have something to look forward to outside of work. Look for a job that is not quite a career change, but different enough to make it exciting again (remote, completely different industry, small business, etc)
    Nov 28, 2019 0
  • Salesforce alohaohana
    Yoga definitely helps. I can say it saved my career. Couple of tips which worked for me- consistency is key, reading about philosophy of yoga and having a community of yoga practitioners
    Nov 28, 2019 4
    • Micro Focus / Product GWOz11
      My wife sees that I’m stressed and my dad swears by it. I think I’ll give it a chance
      Nov 28, 2019
    • Salesforce alohaohana
      Good luck. Dm me if you need any more advice. Happy to share.,,
      Nov 28, 2019
  • WeWork / Mgmt
    WeProfits

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    Join wework. Do nothing and still get paid.
    Nov 28, 2019 1
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

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      HAHAHAHA
      Nov 28, 2019
  • Sabbatical
    Nov 28, 2019 0
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    One Bourbon, one beer and one scotch. Repeat
    Nov 28, 2019 3
    • Comcast dVhH76
      OP
      Actually that’s probably how I ended up in this hole.
      Nov 28, 2019
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      You got to follow the path that led you to a hole to get out if it.
      Nov 28, 2019
  • Oracle Xbdjdmd
    Yoga
    Nov 28, 2019 1
    • Comcast dVhH76
      OP
      Actually did yoga for a while and it helped. This is a reminder.
      Nov 28, 2019
  • Navy Federal Credit Union nh8k
    Meditation has been helpful for me. I do it on my lunch break sometimes
    Nov 28, 2019 0
  • Symantec +veGuy
    Take some time out for your health ...it works!
    Nov 28, 2019 0
  • Google teerio
    Take a long break before the new job. Also, find a good mentor to talk things through with. At the new role, focus on learning and listening for the first few months.

    Read “The First 90 Days” by Michael Watkins and follow his steps as much as possible. That book was tremendous in setting me up for success.
    Dec 1, 2019 1
    • Google / Eng ABC-CEO
      Yep, boss told me to read it. Then he got laid off before I finished reading it so in the trash it went. A lot of it makes sense though but are only practical at high levels where technical skills don't matter so much.
      Dec 11, 2019
  • Workday 7bPtHZ
    Do nothing for a while.
    Nov 28, 2019 0

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