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Take a day off

nimmo profile image Nimmo ・1 min read

I'm usually pretty good at knowing what I do and what I do not give a fuck about, but recently the lines have been a little blurred. Far too much of my energy has been spent on things that would ordinarily be in my "don't give a fuck" list.

Why have I found myself with a lack of patience?

Why have I found myself unable to sleep most nights?

Why have I found myself losing motivation?

Maybe the answer to these questions wasn't really important. But having taken a single day off last week to do things I genuinely love doing, I can at least tell you that a little perspective has made all the difference.

Perhaps you are in need of a day off too? My advice to you is: take it.

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Joe Steinbring

Over the past few years, I have learned:

  • Have a hobby that has nothing to do with coding
  • Realize that if a company is paying you to write code, it isn't your code
  • If you burn out, (more likely than not) your employer is just going to replace you

You need to take charge of your own physical and emotional care and not intertwine what you do for a living with who you are as a person.

On that note, I'm going to go grab my drone and head to the park. ;)

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Nimmo Author

Realize that if a company is paying you to write code, it isn't your code

Man, that is a hell of a point. Cheers for taking the time to respond; hope you have fun at the park. <3

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Adnan Ashraf

Perhaps u should write in detail, being a developer how you can take care of ur mental and physical health.

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Nimmo Author

if I knew how to do that, I wouldn't have been in a position to write this post!