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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

  • Life is Long-Term – Nerdful Mind #70

    “Survival matters more than performance.” I recently watched a video about the concept of ergodicity (here's a great article if you prefer reading). It's the mathematical idea that if some activity has the chance to...

  • Like A Pond Becoming Still – Nerdful Mind #69

    Meditating is like watching a pond become still. At first, the surface calms down and you can see it reflecting its surroundings. Then the water itself clears. The particles of mud and dirt sink to the ground and you...

  • What Do I Practice When I Meditate? – Nerdful Mind #68

    Meditation is a practice. But what do you practice when you meditate? You practice two things: Noticing your thoughts and feelings Letting go of thoughts and feelings you noticed Both together offer so many direct...

  • Fear of The Unknown – Nerdful Mind #67

    When was the last time you did something that scared you? “Do one thing every day that scares you” is something you might have read. I recently saw a longer version of this: Do one thing that scares you a little every...

  • The Lives You Touch – Nerdful Mind #66

    How many lives have you touched this week? There are obvious ones: your partner, friends, family and coworkers. The people you interact with often. Then there are people whose lives you only briefly touched. The person...

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