Like it or not, as much as we love our job, if we don't take care of ourselves, we're not going to last long.
In this very short article, I decided to write about self-care instead of some technical issue I'm trying to fix.
There are different ways to approach this but I'm going for the easy ones. (Because we are all lazy here... no shame in that ;) )
The first thing we need to understand is that in order to have a healthy mind we first need to have a healthy body.
These are the ESSENTIAL ones.
- Having a good diet
- Getting enough sleep
- Spending more off-the-screen time
- Getting some kind of exercise
And these are the OPTIONAL ones.
- Spending some time in the nature
- Reading books (Duh! Not the pdf version!)
- Perusing some kind of hobby
By doing these you will slowly feel the change taking place in your life.
You will feel more alive, content and you'll realize you're exactly where you're supposed to be.
Pay attention to the bold word I wrote above; you are not going to feel anything for a while after doing this. Change takes time and you have to realize that breaking the old habits and making new ones is the key to move forward.
There is no better time to be a developer than right now. So if you wanna be in this game for the long run, I suggest you start taking care of that beautiful body of yours.