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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

  • Too Many Ideas – Nerdful Mind #88

    What do you do with new ideas? I bet they're causing you joy and excitement. But they can also make you anxious. You'll never find the time to test them all out. So, how can we handle ideas calmly? The first step is...

  • Why We Worry – Nerdful Mind #87

    What is your no. 1 worry? The top worries I have are social, financial, and about health. And that makes a lot of sense if viewed from an evolutionary perspective . If my social worries come true, I may get kicked...

  • Happiness is a Decision – Nerdful Mind #86

    Happiness is a decision, not a destination. Why Happiness is Not a Destination Thinking “once I have this, I'll be happy” is a trap. There's always more. More to desire, and more to look forward to. After we've covered...

  • On Staying Present – Nerdful Mind #85

    "What do you do to relax?" the student asked his master. "Nothing," the master replied. "When I walk, I walk, when I eat, I eat, and when I sleep, I sleep." "That's what everyone does," the student responded....

  • Habits – Nerdful Mind #84

    We're creatures of habit. We need to be. Thinking about every single movement and decision as if it were the first time we did it would take way too much time - let alone that it'd be exhausting. Some habits serve...

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