Discussion on: How do you get over bad days?

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Benjamin Saul

This post forced me to create an account because I had to leave my thoughts regarding this topic.

I am 100% with you. I feel like just when I am about to start to specialize... It's time to learn something new, I am a big believer in always learning, but there is a point when it just isn't suitable, I hit that point six months ago.

How to deal with a bad day, if I had the answer to this question, believe me, I would share it with you rather I will share with you what I have found works for me.

Find somewhere you feel safe, and decompress. I reflect on the past day and ask myself some basic questions.

What was so bad about today?
Could have done it better?
Why is it not working in the way I hoped it had?
Etc... But then you need to reflect on the good too.
What was good about today?
What did I do that was amazing?

Doing this daily has shown me shortcuts in ways that approach issues on a daily bases. Let me be 100% honest it will not always work, but that is life.

Staying motivated is hard, but I have found setting myself small daily goals has been the trick to not losing motivation.

You can never be 100% prepared for anything the best thing you can be is aware failure is always a thing, and not knowing is 100% okay. You will find that as you grow in the technology space that a lot of your skills are transferable to other topics.

As my backend coding lecture told me, I don't know how to use Microsoft Word, but I do know how they coded and why they made the choices they did, and it is perfectly okay. Because I don't need to be prepared for knowing that because I have Google and I technical so a quick bit of reading and I can be prepared for that moment but once that moment is over, I don't need to keep that information.

And that is how I lived worked my whole life, focusing on the aspects that I need to at that moment.

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Arika O Author

Thank you for sharing. I absolutely agree that we don't have to know the inner workings of the tooling we're using and that we should be prepared to fail :). You left some good advice here.