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  • 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....

  • 7 Mindfulness Exercises Developers Can Do Every Day

    Your mind is busy. Sometimes you don’t hear your own thoughts or notice how you feel. Then again, other times, your thoughts are so clear that you notice every single thought coming and going. This second state is called mindfulness....

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Latest Issues

  • Let it be – Nerdful Mind #80

    “Let go” means “let it be”. One thing I learned from the book “10% Happier” is that when meditation teachers say we should “let go” of a thought or feeling what they mean is “let it be”. Our job as meditators is to...

  • The Joy of Moving – Nerdful Mind #79

    Can you remember the last time your mind and body were in perfect harmony? I love this feeling. It's like the flow state when writing code, but for mind and body. Just focusing on the current movement and the goal....

  • Noticing Tensions – Nerdful Mind #78

    One simple but powerful benefit of meditation is that I now regularly check in with my body. Every few minutes, sometimes multiple times a minute, I check in. Every time, my focus is a little different, but I always...

  • Little Breaks – Nerdful Mind #77

    I always knew that breaks are important. But there is a difference between knowing, understanding , and internalizing . When you know something, you can talk about it with others. You occasionally remind yourself...

  • Breathing – Nerdful Mind #76

    When I don't know what to do in a situation, I take a deep breath and smile gently. As I started to write this issue, I felt a sudden rush of anxiety. I had no topic. Nothing to write about. Just a few years ago, this...

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