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Not sure how other developers handle this but I just had a break down and do not want to see another piece of code for at least a week :/

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    Never had that happen. Are you ok? We're you under stress? Be well.
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    @Jumpshot44 guess I'm just tired haha. For the past one week I have been more inclined to do outdoor activities than to even check my gmail account for any business related emails.
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    It happens sometimes to me, although i wouldnt call it a breakdown. I usually try to recreate the exciting experience when I got some code to work for the first time in my life. I find sonething that ive never done before, write a trivial but fun program so that it gives me that sense of achievement. Other times i research the thing that got me so frustrated in the first place. not trying to search for solutions, just making a pact with the devil, getting comfortable with it. I also go to hookers.
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    You should take those signals seriously. If you continue, you'll end up not coding for an even longer period of time!

    Although it seems to conflict everything "every" dev lives by, taking time off to do other things - physical activities and getting enough sleep - is a must if you want to keep afloat.
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    You may just have too much in your plate. I had a time when I was working on code for 12hrs a day (excluding lunch time, toilet etc) so in total I was sitting and coding for like 14 hrs. Get some sleep, chill for one full day, maybe catch up on latest news for your language of choice. if you continue - you'll want to puke when you think about coding and will burn out very quickly. Been there, done that.

    Take care m8
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    usually what I do when I get fed up with programming, I place a pail next to the bed and go drinking
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    Lots of sex! If you're single, just pay for it.
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    Maybe this splits apart the men from the PROgrammers, anytime I'm confronted with a hard problem it consumes me till I solve it but I guess I really don't know what you're dealing with either. Good luck
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    Weed brah
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    @copelander usually when people get tired of programming, it is because the stuff that they are doing is interesting or complex
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    Okay, umm let's help you guys with what has stressed me to such an extent. I'm redesigning my magazines website, which would be the ultimate redesign. But the sad part is that I'm doing this alone, and have been doing it for 8 months
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    1. It doesn't have to be perfect, else you'll never finish. Focus on the main areas that most visitors will see or the ones you really want them directed towards. All other areas can be revisited on a phase 2 or 3 so that you can jump back on other billable projects. You can always revisit the remaining revisions when your workload becomes more controllable.

    2. It never hurts to ask a close coworker to help you test the site and look for bugs that you might otherwise easily miss because you're now biased to your code.

    3. Create attainable milestones for yourself. Before you can come up with good estimates, you need to have a digital mockup that completely represents the site you're building. Attempting to free hand code on a site with no creative boundaries and no mockup is asking for trouble.

    4. Ask others or your boss to help you with content. Have someone else help you write it and proof read it to save yourself time.
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    8 months on a company website by one person is too long. Either you need help or your not setting limits on what's going into the site. Stop trying to add new stuff each time you wake up with new ideas. You'll never finish.
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    Your = you're
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    @Xmiq I'd think the opposite, maybe you meant not
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    @copelander yeah I meant the opposite. That's what you get for writing stuff before breakfast
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