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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

  • Focused Sensing – Nerdful Mind #141

    Recently I was part of a small chocolate drinking ceremony during a Yoga session. We did Yoga, then drank natural cocoa in rice milk, got back to Yoga again, and then ended with Shavasana. This experience reminded...

  • Small Causes, Big Effects – Nerdful Mind #140

    I've mentioned mini check-ins before . They are a way to incorporate mindfulness in your day more easily and without taking much time. The most important person for you to take care of is yourself. Even if you take...

  • Triforce of Communication – Nerdful Mind #139

    The great thing about communication methods is that it's often sufficient if only one party knows about them. That’s the case with the Triforce . The Triforce of Communication works by communicating clearly what you...

  • A Zen Koan – Nerdful Mind #138

    I'm sick this week, so here's a Zen Koan for you instead of a regular newsletter: “““ When one goes to Obaku temple in Kyoto he sees carved over the gate the words "The First Principle". The letters are unusually...

  • Shared Understanding – Nerdful Mind #137

    Language is a mess. Speaking, writing, listening, and reading are essential for communication. But despite being the best tool for this, exchanging complex thoughts and feelings and reaching a shared understanding...

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