Work and life balance…

It’s been a while since I made last note here. Despite plans and promises I’ve been making to myself, I failed again. Making a progress on coding (a general term, isn’t it?) and writing about it, is something I understand as crucial for self-development as an engineer. And what about that? Rather not much lately…

Work consumes too much from my 24/7 scheme. It doesn’t mean my work won’t let me to make any progress at all as a software engineer. Evolution and progress is an integral part of my profession and the role I’m currently in, no doubt. But is this the direction I see myself moving in a long term… Nah.

The bottom line is: I must book some time to do stuff that makes me a better developer, and I must do this on a regular basis. And it must be as important as work. Period.

Wish me luck.

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5 thoughts on “Work and life balance…

  1. I know what you mean. I try to plan some time each day to do things but as soon as Monday starts nothing happens till it is weekend again. When I do get home after work I am really tired and not being able to push my mind to do something.

    • My question is how to handle and share the hours we are effective through. Maybe we should rework our schedules somehow. I don’t know. Maybe a nap after the regular work is worth to be considered.
      Getting old, huh? ;)

      • Best solution is to turn our hobby into our work and the problem is solved. :-) Doing what you love doing and getting paid for it. I took two naps this week after work. I felt so much better the next day. At least with the holidays there is a bit more time (I hope) to get to work on some stuff.

  2. There are two things that help me:
    – I write about what I do, what I’m thinking about or about what I feel like, not specific topics. If anybody reads it and it helps I’m happy, if nobody reads it I’m at ease because I got it out of my system anyway :)
    – I don’t treat it as something that I have to do, I just do it when I feel like it. This way I don’t feel the presure to write something and then avoid writing

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