Stop Living Life Like There’s a Deadline. It’s no lie that by the time you’re 35, you want nothing to do with writing code professionally. When I was in my early 20s, I thought that I would write code forever. Nothing seems more appealing than spending 8–12 hours each day writing code or learning about development. Those were exciting times; I’m sure you’re going through the same thing, or you’ve been through it already. If you do it for long enough, you will burn out and that’s when it starts going down hill. Signs That You’re Overdoing It Sleeping Less.

The reasons are simple I worked with hundreds of developers over the last 15 years. The one thing that they all had in common, myself included, is stress. I was about 5 years into my development career when I felt so stressed that I knew it would soon start affecting my health. I was able to reflect and cope with it, mainly through books such as “Don’t Stress the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff” and “The Mindfulness Solution.” Those 2 books changed my life. There are many legitimate reasons for developer burnout:  Deadlines Legacy Applications New Programming Language/Framework