So maybe a few weeks ago I found out something that has been affecting me for over a year now. I had no idea what this was, or when exactly it started to show signs that this was coming. This symptom was causing me to not be able to produce to the best of my abilities in anything I was doing. This includes my code, design, and written works. What could this be???
I Was Burned Out!
We’ve all been there at least once in our lives, or will eventually. I viewed mine as an indicator to a transitional period in my life and career. This becomes even more clear when looking with hindsight considering that the time that I officially could say I was burned out was actually a transitional period in my work and personal lives. Despite how this might of derailed me somewhat, or not depending on how you look at it, it was a good thing that it happened to me and it took me this long to realize it. When I did fully acknowledge it, things changed.
Accepting Being Burned Out Was Very Beneficial
Well being in such a long rut, allowed for the moment of realization to produce even greater end results for me. Once I took the time to sit down and figure this out, the next few weeks have put something I haven’t had since I first started with this whole web industry thing. That is, genuine fun for what I do. I started reading more programming books, spending time on Codeacademy.com, and reading blog posts. Seriously, it feels fun again. Acceptance makes everything better, because it leads to a great way to get better after.
When Was The Last Time You Felt Burned Out?