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Discussion on: Stop programming to become a better developer.

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Hi, I read this post, very good advices, I'm pretty sure I will be the only one who will say this but, but depends on you, I mean, if you want to be a Senior Frontend developer you will need to work so hard to be the best, because you are not the only one who has the same target like you.
You can say "You need rest, stay away from programming, sleep 8H..." but I'm pretty sure is somebody (maybe more younger than you) who is programming, reading and learning more than you or maybe faster than you, and if you don't want to stay behind you need to do the same or better than the other, because both are working for the same target.
Now imagine you want to be Senior FullStack, or IT engineer or Sysadmin, you can't stay resting at home, or sleeping because you are not working alone for one of this targets, that's how I see that.

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codedgar Author

I totally get your point, and it's exactly why I didn't say a quantity of hours when talked about sleeping! It depends on what you are doing, and how much it requires your mental effort.

Even if you want to become the best of the best, you still need to rest correctly, or you will suffer of permanent damage in your body. I feel like going into your 30s with having headaches everyday, heart problems and being always stressed it's not a good trade for your health. Even if it takes you a bit longer, your body and mental health will thank it, at the end of the day, it's a matter of balancing the mental effort with the rest πŸ˜„