Active steps to prevent a burn-out?
I am a software professional with around 6 years of experience. I was a developer initially but later moved onto consulting roles where I would go to a customer's place and do the solution development there itself.
Last year, despite having fairly good work life balance. I quit my job due to burnout. Even after taking 6 months rest and rejoining back, I seem to have lost all the creative instinct and my energy for work.
My other friends in same profession seem to have avoided burnout( may be due to cynical view of their work, which I don't have).
I seem to have come to belief that being passionate and non-cynical actually puts you into more risk of being burnout. Is this true ?
- Are passionate programmers more prone to burnout than others?