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“How do you avoid burnout? I’ve been feeling that when I play I am not enjoying it, and not progressing skill-wise?” – Anonymous Twitter User

Coach Aidan | High school and collegiate-level Overwatch and competitive robotics coach

Game Coach
“I usually switch off to something else or completely different when I feel like I’m hitting my wall. Being able to switch things up opens a new perspective or might give you an idea of different approaches when you return. If you’ve ever seen a dirt road, you’ll notice that the wheels often tend to form these small trenches where they travel most often. If you think you’re getting stuck in that trench of growth, it’s probably because you’re repeating the same patterns over and over again. Maybe it’s because you’re doing repetitive tasks to focus on one skill, maybe it’s because you’re making the same mistakes and fall into the same traps over and over. Switching it up and evening out where you “travel” in your gameplay helps you grow in different aspects and flesh out your overall gameplay.”

Coach Goyo | RL Supersonic Legend Coach and Competitive Player

Game Coach
“I would take a short break. A day or two has worked well for me in the past. It is important to not push ourselves to the brink and allow ourselves time to rest. Significant skill progression comes over months and years of dedicated practice, it is important to not get bogged down with the immediate future and keep in mind the big picture. Additionally, we want to make sure that we are still having fun when we do return. Be sure to work in time on your game of choice in more casual and fun environments, whether it be playing with friends, or playing a playlist other than the competitive ones. Happy practicing!”

Coach Joseph | Friendly and expert sim racing coach. Specializes in Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Game Coach
“In the case of simracing, I would start playing around with things, do some stuff that you wouldn’t do normally. For instance, when racing, I would do some wet racing in stormy conditions or use a very different type of car to what I normally use. I may even try some drifting, which certainly won’t make you faster, but improves your car control. Just do something that’s fun. it does not have to be competitive or serious, do some silly things. In simracing, it’s not always about being fast. You can’t do well if you don’t enjoy it.”
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