Makers, what are you doing to prevent burnout?

Sharath Kuruganty
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Gabe Perez
Community @Genies πŸ‘½πŸ…°οΈπŸ––
I used to game a lot. My friends and I now dedicate at least 1-2hrs a weekend (when we can) to play a game with each other. It's a great destresser to have fun with friends and let your mind not be overtaken by everything else going on.
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Stefan Smiljkovic
Visionary of Automatio.co
@gabe__perez I used to do that before. I played HoN with my friends, its a MOBA, and everytime in while we are waiting in queue to get a game (which can take sometimes 10-20 min), I am getting very nice inspirations and motivation to finish the tasks I was delaying for a while. Not sure why, but that was almost the only game I played for last 10 years. And It put me in the battle mode.
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David J. Kim
Co-Founder of Between
@gabe__perez +1 Also, if you're having a bad week try not to play any games with troublesome communities.
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Gabe Perez
Community @Genies πŸ‘½πŸ…°οΈπŸ––
@stefan_smiljkovic I feel you! I actually did spare work during load times as well. Glad to hear you were able to bond with friends. Hopefully the MOBA wasn't too rage quitty
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Michael Silber
Product Lead at Product Hunt
@gabe__perez Warzone has gotten me through this pandemic. It has allowed me to have a social outlet when there were none.
Youri Nelson
Co-Founder of Telios.io
@gabe__perez I do the same thing, 30min to an hour playing "mini motorways" is a great destresser and it's a game that is simple while still being challenging so it's the right amount of thinking after working hard on the startup.
Shekhar Chandra
Software Engineer @ Accord
Hiking or any other physical activity that gets me away from a screen and internet connection.
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Justin Noodleman
Interested in the best products in tech!
@shekhar_chandra agree! getting outside and away from screens (and in nature, if possible where you live) is the best way to unplug and prevent burnout.
Rony Rom
Co-founder @ Communyco
Any activity that can distract me from work - puzzles, walking, play tennis, etc. Also, making sure I'm taking enough short breaks throughout the day :)
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Demetri Ilias
25 year old in Seattle, WA
Physical activity (be it going to the gym or just going for a walk), healthy eating, and meditation. These three things are the foundation for my entire day.
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Bertie IP
Product Manager in London (@bertie)
@demetri_ilias healthy eating is super important. Keeping your body feeling fresh is crucial when you're in a high stress environment!
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Demetri Ilias
25 year old in Seattle, WA
@bertie so true!
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Stefan Smiljkovic
Visionary of Automatio.co
Bicycle 🚴
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Komal Narwani
Building utility in Web 3.0
@stefan_smiljkovic Exercise for the win!
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Ahmed Alobaidy
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watching YouTube videos from my favorite content creators
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Bertie IP
Product Manager in London (@bertie)
@ahmed53938 such a good and easy break!!
Ali Irtaza
student dream to get rich someday
Physical activity like going for a walk and running. The stay focused through out my day
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David J. Kim
Co-Founder of Between
Meditation, exercise, walks of nature - all great and I recommend doing them. What personally helps me the most is journaling, having a true honest dialogue with yourself can help ease a lot of stress.
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Kushy is your 1-stop shop for cannabis!
Smoking alot.... πŸͺ΄
Paul Lockett
Morehouse CS and sales
Take a day to do something fun but low effort. I won't play a grand strategy game but I will watch a movie, hang out with friends etc.
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Lee Launches
Bubble builder - Bubble Jobs Curator
Go at my own pace, try to make sure I take one full day away from computer. Having a dog who like to play and go for walks helps to re,mid ,e to break often.
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Marc Knowles
CEO at Ollie: mental health credits.
We offer mental health credits for remote team members: https://www.ollie.health/
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Pam Moorhouse
I’m Pam, Founder of My Life Capsule
Honestly, It’s is a struggle. Short bursts of exercise in the middle of the day are my go to. I come back to the desk with more focus and feel less stressed.
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Lakshmi
Engineer. Entrepreneur.
Micro holidays, proper food and sleep. I make sure to have a proper 7-8 hr sleep every night and wake up late if I worked longer/harder the night before. Some kind of work is more demanding. Followed by a good breakfast. Then if I felt like my energy levels are dropping during the day, I take a break, watch something on TV. Basically change the complete context of what I usually do. Then monthly/ quarterly reset and review. I've just started with this, to be improved.
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Evgeny Medvednikov
Weje.io, free online whiteboards
Simply not workout ;)
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Andy Dent
Touchgram founder, coder+martial artist
Daily Tai Chi. Provides physical, mental and spiritual support. I record everything, mostly in Evernote. Having tons of contextual notes on my thinking and origin of ideas removes the stress of trying to remember things - tip from the Getting Things Done philosophy.
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Pritam Chougale
www.pritamc.com
I'm not maker, but marketer & I use gym to prevent burnout. :)
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Arjun Kava
#1 Product of the day πŸŽ‰ CEO @ Video SDK
I read books a lot to prevent it. It helps a lot and also diverts your thoughts into a different direction.
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Mina Opada
Co-Founder trippr.travel πŸ›«
Because we are still on lockdown, my "rest" list is significantly reduced. Here are some things you can do while stuck at home: - play virtual games with friends & family (wealth of free resources online. I usually organize these activities, jump into a call, and play) - meditate (I try to do this once a day) - schedule shut down hours. Last year I worked while having lunch, I work on my startup after my day job, and I work on weekends. I got burnt out and shut down for a few months. Now, strictly gadgets off by 10:30 - 11:00 PM. It's still a struggle, but getting there
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