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Ben Halpern

This is incredibly wise advice.

My overarching advice that applies to all of this: Don't overoptimize any of these points. At least for me, I've found myself choosing my social activities a little too wisely for example, and I end up stressing about it. You sort of alluded to that. There's definitely a relaxed middle ground to be.

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Anna Simoroshka Author • Edited

Thank you!

It is very easy for me to give up on the most important things first: physical activity and social life. My partner is pushing me out of my shell and I often find myself stressing out because "I want to spend Sunday working on my things, not hosting people, chatting, and having fun!". So I have to remind myself about the importance of living outside of the code editor.

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Ben Halpern

Same 🙃

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Blaine Osepchuk

There's a line from an old country song that goes something like "nobody wishes they'd spent more time at the office on their deathbed."

So true.

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Alexander Antoniades

Totally right. Coding is fun of course but you need some balance. Life is to be lived.