[about.gitlab.com] GitLabbers share how to recognize burnout (and how to prevent it)

March 26, 2018

The feeling of burning out is common for people working at startups. Oftentimes, if you are feeling burned out, you aren’t the only one feeling that way. I chatted to some GitLabbers about how they knew they were burned out, and how they get back on track.

It’s easy to burn out when you work remotely. It’s easy to work straight through lunch, and feel like you must put in extra hours to help finish a big project. With monthly releases, many features feel extra important and necessary to put in extra time. This isn’t ideal because pacing yourself actually works out cheaper in the long run, as burning out takes extra time for recovery.

During the last summit, Marin led a session about preventing burnout, thanks Marin! A lot of GitLab team members attended that session and many had similar feelings of either being burned out or feeling like they are on their way towards it. Some even mentioned that they were starting to experience those physical signs of feeling burned out (e.g. frequent headaches). After the summit, we as a team added more resources to the handbook and created some tools on how we as a team can recognize and prevent burnout.

Read the full article at: about.gitlab.com