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Discussion on: Burnout Is What Happens When You Don't Recharge Your Batteries

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Florian Reuschel

I was in a role that I didn't hate, but it was missing all the things I enjoyed doing. I couldn't contribute to the things that were valuable to me. Mentoring others, coding, designing architectures, and debugging were things I enjoyed doing, but I stepped out of that side of things.

This is one easy way into burnout.

However, one devious thing about burnout is that it can even sneak up onto you if you actually do things you enjoy.

My mentor once put it like this: If you feel nausea, it's usually not because you ate too much of what you hate, but because you ate too much of what you love.