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Discussion on: So you burned out on coding. Now what?

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Rex

Might be off topic here. I use an awesome software called workrave and stick to a practice called Tomato to help me with burn out. Basically every half an hour or so, workrave stops me from working on the computer and forces me to take a break for 5 minutes. Learned the practice from Clean Coder Robert Martin. With this, I am more productive and burn out a lot slower. The breaks also helps to breaking through problems. A short break from a problem on hand, gives my brain a chance to digest and often end up seeing the problem from different perspective and solve it. Also a non stop 25/30 minutes is focused and very efficient.

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Rutik Wankhade

It's the pomodoro technique. I use that too.

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Rex

Yes, Pomodoro. Nothing enforce the breaks as well as workrave. A bit thanks to the developers.