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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

  • Finding Comfort in Discomfort – Nerdful Mind #97

    "Seek discomfort." That's not only the motto of Yes Theory , a global media brand. It's also a motto dear to my heart. Discomfort is when you're feeling uneasy or distressed because you're in a situation not fully...

  • “Successful” Meditation – Nerdful Mind #96

    How do you measure the success of meditation? Is a mindfulness meditation successful if your thoughts didn't wander for the entire time? Is a Metta (loving-kindness) meditation successful if you're lying on the floor,...

  • What are you talking about? – Nerdful Mind #95

    In your team, when you say you'll write a component test for this thing you're working on, it's obvious what you'll do, right? Right? Probably not. Words are hard. And if everyone on your team seems to agree on what...

  • The antifragility argument for changing jobs – Nerdful Mind #94

    Changing jobs is a scary thought. You're losing access to everything you know so well, and you have to re-learn so much to get back up to speed. You're venturing into the unknown. Who knows, maybe you don't like your...

  • Recognize what you're in the mood for – Nerdful Mind #93

    An important skill I'm learning through mindfulness is to recognize what I want to do. I'm not talking about the general direction of my life (although that is also possible and necessary, but I'll cover that in a...

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