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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

  • Vanities and Purpose – Nerdful Mind #129

    A friend of mine started a job last year. He finished his master’s degree and then started working at a big corporation. He moved into a new apartment, financed a new kitchen, bought furniture, got new car, crossing...

  • Deep In Distraction – Nerdful Mind #128

    Over the last two or three weeks, I have distracted myself a lot without being conscious about it. It's been pretty stressful. This affected my mindfulness, which affected my well-being. And my default reflex for this...

  • Mindful Productivity – Nerdful Mind #127

    This week I have a simple productivity tip for you. At work, there are certain times (often related to the time of day) when the work just flows, while other tasks seem to drag on forever. An extremely valuable skill...

  • Seeing Nuance – Nerdful Mind #126

    Have you ever heard the phrase “subcultures are fractal” ? The same is true for almost everything. From social interactions over thoughts in your mind, not ending with movements, definitions, or feelings. Nuance is...

  • Pausing Enjoyment – Nerdful Mind #125

    Last weekend, I was at a dance event. It took place over three days and was, like every event I have visited before, a very enjoyable experience. One thing stood out, though, and that was the Zen Room . West coast...

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