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Discussion on: Developing Self Compassion: An Answer to the Constant Burnout

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Justin Henry

This speaks volumes to me, as I have experienced similar mental realizations. What I find to be extremely beneficial to me is actually focusing more on the reading and observing. Sometimes when you read about other people's situations and/or approaches to problems, it really sheds to light what really does bother you or causes issues for you. I used to think that in order to get better, I had to code more and refine my work. The real growth comes from slowing down, like you said.

When you run as fast as you can, it makes it harder for you to see the hurdles in your way. Taking time to read and think, even during a project in active development, can significantly improve morale and efficiency in the long run. This is an extremely difficult shift in how many engineers function, so it is refreshing to see others who can come to that realization.

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Omri Lavi Author

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Justin! I'm happy to hear that I'm not alone with these feelings.
When you take the time to read and think - is it usually about specific topics? Or is it about general topics that interest you and you want to learn about?

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Justin Henry

I typically scroll down feeds and explore rather than go in with a purpose. If I have a problem I am working through, the content isolation is more specific, but unless I have a goal, I explore any sort of relatable topics.