Indeed. Well said!
Burnouts are not to be taken lightly and are a definitely not a case of 'feeling burned out this week'. Their effects and after-effects can easily span months, and likely span years. Far beyond not feeling up to writing code, they can ruin careers, relationships, and both mental and physical health. So keep an eye out, for yourself and for your colleagues.
Yes, it can be that serious. Mine took months to recover from.That's why I put together my checklist
Preventative measures are key here. Adequate rest, some attempt at exercise/movement, diet, talking it through, removing toxic environments - all are important.
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