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How do you pace yourself when working on an interesting project?

How do you make yourself take breaks and pace yourself when you are working on a project you are really passionate about/ interested in ?

Recently I have been working on a project which is interesting, and I like working on it, but I have noticed that I have been working on it too much. It is not just about the coding part, where I actually sit and work on the code, but also when I am not coding, it is still on my mind. I keep thinking on 'how will I implement this feature' or 'how will I solve this issue' and so on. (also now I get why they say only ~10% of coding is actually typing πŸ˜‰ )

I have found out this YouTube channel a few months back, and it is amazing, but in particular, I was re-watching this video 3rd or 4rth time :

And I wondered if is it just me, or it is a common problem for others as well?

As she has said in the video , do you also have a feeling that you could be working on the project instead of what you are doing?

How do you force yourself to take breaks, and pace yourself when working on a project you are really exited about?

If you have experienced anything like this or have any tips on how one can deal with this please leave a comment πŸ˜„
Thank you!

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Yatharth Vyas • Edited

If I'm involved in any inquisitive project, I tend to be deeply focused on it and I do often forget to take necessary breaks. However, regular off-screen time is a must for good health. I often take time out to do something else I equally envy of, for example solving a rubik's cube, listening to music, podcasts or simply talking to my family members as this also helps me maintain a good social balance.