Burnout in Software Development: What’s Behind it and How to Fight it

Causes of Burnout — What’s Behind It?

Toxic work environment

Making too much of yourself

Having no limits

Common Symptoms of Burnout

  • Lower work quality
  • Concentration problems
  • Irritability
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Insomnia
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Feeling isolated
  • Negative attitude towards work
  • Losing a sense of self-worth
  • Avoiding contact with people
  • Fantasizing about quitting your job
  • Being afraid of Monday, waiting for Friday
  • You don’t feel like you are developing and making progress
  • You can’t remember the last time you achieved something
  • Your coworkers give you a wide berth

How To Avoid Burnout

  • While a career change can be difficult, it can sometimes turn out to be beneficial
  • Think about development opportunities outside the workplace. Be aware of your life goals and remember to update your skills

How To Deal With Burnout if it’s Already Happened

  • Focus on short bursts of deep work on one task before moving to a different one
  • Consider similar projects you have done in the past and their duration. It is also worth considering time for other projects that you are working on simultaneously.




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