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Discussion on: I'm loosing my enthusiasm to code.

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Maxime Moreau Author • Edited on

Thank you for your reply, very valuable!

Now, that doesn't mean just getting lazy and not doing anything, or spending hours watching TV or Netflix. In my experience, that makes the symptoms a lot worse.

This is perfect! Thank you so much... I think I feel guilty because I do nothing, just "chill", but I'm not used to! I will try to find something, I'm learning how to play guitar for some months, and I feel better when I do. I'll do more, I'll read more and so one.

You need to give yourself space and permission to step away from what you do on a daily basis.

Yeah, I suppose I have to disconnect, do various things.

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Daan Wilmer

What I (not nearly often enough) try to do is find something that gives me energy. Playing a musical instrument can work indeed, but running or going for a motorbike ride or trying to get epsxe to run also worked. And it could be that, sometimes, coding also works. Just find something that gives you energy and doesn't feel like a chore.

Just remember: after hours = you time. It's in your own best interest to recharge. And, frankly, it's also the company's best interest. If you spent so much time coding and learning that you resent the activity, you're less productive and more error-prone. If you are recharged and ready, you can write more and better code. So don't feel guilty!