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  • Why Am I So Bad At Coding?

    You started developing software a long time ago, but you still feel like you're bad at coding. You're not alone. Many developers feel this way. But most devs are, per definition, around average....

  • 10 Ideas How To Manage Stress As A Software Engineer

    Developing software can be stressful. Deadlines, undocumented code, outside parties meddling with the project… Stress adds up. From different sources and over time. And you often have no control over outside influences. But you control how you respond....

  • 6 Mindful Ideas to Be More Content As a Developer

    What makes you content? Life is so full of distractions and endless to-do lists, it’s easy to forget what it’s all about. For me, the goal is not to be happy, but content. You can be happy or sad. Both are part of our lives. Contentment lies deeper within us....

  • Why This Software Developer Practices Mindfulness

    Sometimes it‘s hard to think. You‘re stressed because you can‘t find the cause of bug #476. Your mind is a fuzzy cloud because it‘s thursday evening... Practicing mindfulness can‘t prevent such situations. But it can make you feel more at ease....

  • 6 Rules of Mindful Productivity for Software Developers

    There’s always something to do. This can feel like you didn’t get anything done at the end of the day, even though you’re feeling tired. Mindful productivity is a way to work on what matters, focus on the present, and take breaks and time to recharge....

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Latest Issues

  • Negative Feelings – Nerdful Mind #122

    What does it mean if you have negative feelings? I mean the feeling of being nervous, or stressed, or angry, about something that's coming up or something another person said. Sure, there's the immediate negative feeling...

  • Stuck In Perfectionism? – Nerdful Mind #121

    You don’t need to be perfect. That sentence is pretty obvious. Nobody and nothing can be perfect. (Depending on your definition of perfect.) But what's not so obvious is that your opinions don't need to be perfect,...

  • Do you need to be stressed? – Nerdful Mind #120

    “I have ambitious goals. I need to be stressed.” Is that true? This is a thought I often had in my early twenties. That the constant feeling of stress I had was my drive, without which I could have never done all the...

  • About Barriers – Nerdful Mind #119

    We all have mental barriers. It starts with the filters in your head that dictate what you can say and doesn't end with the limits you set on what you can achieve in life. If you are one of those people who value personal...

  • A Never Ending Story? – Nerdful Mind #118

    Life can seem like an uphill battle. No matter how hard we work, it never seems to be enough. There's always more stuff to do coming towards us. I often wish it would get easier. It's easy to get lost in day-to-day...

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