Great article, Alex.
I feel burned out sometimes too when I'm at a computer learning to code for almost 9 hours straight.
Sometimes you do need to step away from the computer and go walk on the beach, see a movie, or engage in a fun hobby.
And I totally agree with you when you say, "I don't care about person x who got a programming job in y months (normally 3 months) because those situations are unique and far fetched.
In any case, persevere and don't give up. The excitement of seeing a project coming from thought to reality is nothing short of exciting...even if it is a simple web app.
Have a great one.
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