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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

  • Why Compassion Matters (Even in Business) – Nerdful Mind #134

    One reason to practice mindfulness is to get to know yourself - and thus others - better. This understanding helps us become more compassionate. Compassion is important in product development. Author and ex Google...

  • Why I Meditate – Nerdful Mind #133

    Why meditate? Why should you use just another part of your day for a new routine that takes precious time off your already short days? Here's one reason I practice mindfulness. I love jumping on my to-do list and tackling...

  • Talking Mindfulness – Nerdful Mind #132

    This week I held a keynote speech about mindfulness at a small local networking event. I really enjoyed preparing and giving the talk, but what I enjoyed most were the conversations after . The talk had a small mindfulness...

  • Why Be Curious? – Nerdful Mind #131

    I've written about curiosity before . It's this childlike sense that everything around you is new and interesting, and full of things to discover without trying to attach purpose and meaning to them. There's two main...

  • Time For Yourself – Nerdful Mind #130

    How often do you take time for yourself? And what does it mean for you? Most people I know have a pretty good grasp of what their mind and body need. But the most common complaint about this is not being able to take...

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