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Discussion on: Dealing with developer burnout as a codenewbie

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Ashraful Islam Nixon • Edited

proper definition: stress(+-)depression. šŸ™‚
I use straight chair. No fancy chair. Just a straight chair compatible with my tables. There are lot of variation chairs, gaming, office chairs etc etc, just use the chair in straight mode. I know I know every now and then you may want to lie down in the chair like movies. But that will make your situation worse, so sit straight (Leant from lessons)
Stress(+-)Depression: You need to maintain a health habit.

  • Drink lots of water. Since we sit in table we think are not thirsty, but our body do need lots of water.
  • Do some lite exercise everyday or 4 days in a week. By lite exercise I mean increase you heartbeat to 140+ for 20 min at least. This will help you with dopamine release, serotonin balancing. Get a gym membership(make an investment on this. Healthy body is healthy mind)
  • Try to sleep early, wake up early. Our body maintains a biological clock. Though we try to defy every now on then. This will not helpful for later stage in life.
  • Try to do religious practice of your own choice or meditation(make. an investment on this). This can balance your body and mind.
  • Try to take schedule doctor visitation or medical test to know your physical conditions ahead of the time. (investment to the future)
  • Balanced diet. Know about your food, know about bit food chemistry. try to avoid sugar for long term health life(I am still trying)
  • Also you can see CBT specialists

P.S.: I avoid coffee to reduce stress. I only drink coffee when I am in high stress situation like fire-drill, hot-fixing, deployment, new features planning etc. Usually my coffee consumption is 3-4 cups per week. :)

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Tlacaelel Leon VillaseƱor

Coffee is a great one, I get very anxious and angry with coffee, I used to drink about 3 cups of coffee a day after I quit I felt better and never feel the need for it until early that I got hooked up by accident and trying to get rid of it again, decaf coffee is a good solution for someone heavy in coffee.

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Ashraful Islam Nixon

I have no problem with coffee except I can't sleep. I sleep only 4-5 hr a day. with coffee the hour counts is way less. I can quit coffee easily.
Only thing I am hooked up is sweet :| . The most loved slow poison in existence

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Tlacaelel Leon VillaseƱor

I agree with the slow poison thing, I was deep into it and it really was a poison in the long run.

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Babi-B Author

I find coffee to be addictive. I take just one cup a day...everyday

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voboda

I decreased my caffeine intake by getting into specialty coffee and single-farm coffees. This is the world of sipping coffee like wine experts, and spotting all the unique tastes. Not only are the flavours fun and interesting, the drinking is done with presence and focus, not just mindlessly while you read your morning feed, and the caffeine levels are quite a bit lower when doing things like pour overs. Might be interesting for people who don't want to quit coffee.

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Ashraful Islam Nixon

I have reduced coffee 2-4 cups in a week :)

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Babi-B Author

Thank you Ashraful that was explicit! That first point about drinking water is soo true. When working I can stay the whole day without eating or drinking.

Also, the point on meditation is correct. I do know I have to take some time off but I have difficult crating and maintaining that time period

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Babi-B Author

I truly hope others profit from this too!

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Ashraful Islam Nixon • Edited

About drinking water. Try this way. everytime you return from washroom, drink a glass of water. Then you don't have to remember it. It will be by default.

For meditation think it as investment for future. Just do this whenever you get a time. I think the easy meditation is doing while sitting in middle of chaos. Inhale deep breath, exhale it. :)