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I think I need serious help because for like 2 weeks now i have been feeling so demotivated to code (and peoples project are with me). At times i feel like just doing some unproductive sh*t like watch stupid videos on youtube. I seriously don't know wtf is wrong with me. The way i felt when I started my journey in coding that fire, is no longer burning in me 😭😢

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    Depression ?
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    When you start out, it's new and exciting. That initial "wow" factor often quickly fades.

    Force yourself to push through whatever deadlines you have at the moment, then take a break for a bit - do something different for a week or two, and see if you can come back to it refreshed.
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    I can't help much, but I do want to say that you're not alone. This has been me for months now, just feeling very lethargic about it. We'll make it through this, my dude.
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    My experience. TL;DR
    I think it took me a year working other role at my own firm except coding. Looking back maybe because I code non-stop for 5 or 6 month with strict SPRINT releases (RC Wednesday every two weeks) voluntarily. Those weeks are not easy , constant pressures with customer complaints, new requirements, bugs, collaboration issue, etc.

    Then after another 6 month of maintaining ,I leave it with my programmers and took other inactive role like Marketing, Sale, BD that has nothing to do with coding side and now I’m back at 2019 and I’m on fire again. Stupid thing always bugs me though, outdated IDE and their plugins, understanding my programmer codes and far more newer design pattern and even facing huge challenge like catching up new programming language because my team is using Kotlin inside few of their classes and OTW to flutter , noSQL... damn yo . I’m on fire literally, I’m back, Officially. Even on this lonely Sunday at office.
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    It's not necessarily depression, you just need to take some time and chill a bit but you need to clear your workload, your reputation is key.

    First, get in touch with your client and inform them timelines have changed.

    Don't code, just look at your projects and break them into smaller bits.

    Once you have the smaller chunks set a 25 mins period for one task and do just that, once you're done with that, rest.

    If you feel slightly motivated, push for one more but if really excited, don't try to ride it till the end, do some more work and then rest.

    Your mental levels are depleted and they need to be replenished and rest is the only cure for that. Also, look at other things, learn something new or just go have fun, live life.

    Hope you get out of it, it happened to me in the past and the solution was practically doing other things and not being in the office but working out of a co-working space. The energy from others fired me up and i used my experience to help others that got stuck, that made me feel better.
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