Helen

@helengriffinjr

πŸ‘‹πŸΎ I am fullstack dev/founder who like helping devs succeed & avoid burnout.
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First Survey Response
πŸ‘‹πŸΎ I am fullstack dev/founder who like helping devs succeed & avoid burnout.

Thanks @zev! Let me know if any questions could be simpler? Or any other improvements for the survey.

Soft launch
πŸ‘‹πŸΎ I am fullstack dev/founder who like helping devs succeed & avoid burnout.

Congrats! Which product did you launch?

Never mind, I see it. It's your Stenograph app... Sorry, I'm new to the community - still learning the website. πŸ˜‚

How was the feedback?

Thanks Helen! It was quite positive actually, I haven't expected it to be this way. Just a couple of people were skeptical about the whole concept, but the rest – pretty inspiring.
Besides – that sot launch let me catch a couple of bugs which otherwise I would have to fix ASAP if I launched for bigger audience.

What do you do when you're burnt out?
πŸ‘‹πŸΎ I am fullstack dev/founder who like helping devs succeed & avoid burnout.

I identify areas, situations, & people in my life or work that cause burnout. Plus, I give myself an audit. Are my expectations or timeline realistic and achievable?

Then I try to change one thing (e.g., habit, environment, boundaries). This action alone is a 30-day trial-and-error experiment.

Other things you can do is:
- ask for help (this is hard for me)
- get an accountability buddy
- join a mastermind
- replace a bad habit with a small goal
- give yourself a purpose
- communicate more (this is hard for me, esp after things have festered)

I interviewed other developers & founders to help me communicate and ask for help. These chats made me more aware of myself and extra resources.

Now I'm surveying developers about their strategies and tools for avoiding/managing burnout. My goal is to share the State Of Devs report on Jan/Feb. wip.co/products/stateofdevs