We’ve discussed burnout previously on the blog, but mental health remains an important topic due to the high-pressure nature of working within WordPress. Given that a half day was dedicated to this exact subject at the latest WordCamp Europe, it’s clearly an ongoing concern for many developers. Fortunately, there’s a lot of information available on this topic from outside of the WordPress bubble. The advice you’ll find is often solid and actionable, both as a developer and in other areas. Classic guidance such as “work out, say your prayers, and eat your vitamins” isn’t just a lazy cliche – it’s […]
Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. In this week’s video, we chat with Dan Maby from WPandUP.org about his mission to help WordPressers who suffer from depression.
Self-employment offers a number of attractive benefits to WordPress professionals and other intellectual workers. But self-employment can also pose a heightened risk to your mental health. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to preserve good mental health. How Self-Employment Poses a Risk to Your Mental Health Working for yourself at home (as many WordPress developers do) might seem more beneficial to your mental health than traditional employment. You can set your own hours, wear comfortable clothing, and work when it suits you. What’s not to love about all that? But that’s only part of the picture. Self-employment can […]