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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  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.

    1. 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? ;)

      1. 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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