How many days in the past 30 days do you feel lethargic? You wake up with a list of things to complete, and end up doing none of it? Or you dread waking up, and wish the day is magically over? Perhaps yesterday at times you feel great, but it lasts only a few hours at most, and soon you have that sinking or nagging feeling that something is just … off. It has happened to many of us, me included, in my 15+ years as software engineer, manager, and architect.
This episode’s guest, Karthik Viswanathan, is taking an extended break from work. He is living through this right now, so he is perfectly positioned to identify burnout, look for ways to reduce likelihood of burnout happening to you, and what to do when you feel burnt out.