A Sunday video game session put me in a terrible mood, and made me realize something important: I loathe almost all forms of video today.
We live with our thoughts every day, so it's important to not let them drive us down a wrong path.
Being insecure about my career and skills likely won't change anytime soon. Finding the positives is something I can do now.
Many priviledged coders make a common mistake when thinking other coders should simply 'try harder.'
My mind's first reaction is often negative, and I try to work around these carefully so they don't pull me down.
Willpower is less about 'powering through' lazy moments and more about evading them with careful planning.
When getting feedback from coworkers about your code, don't let your ego stop you from doing better.
Is uniqueness something natural for us, or does it take work?
Inspirational-sounding goals seem good, but have gotten me nowhere. Measurable goals force me to step up and try.
Verbal abuse shouldn't be dismissed as silly or unimportant. There's easy ways to recognize and handle it.
People 'just trying to start a conversation' are never worth listening to.
It's amazing how many worries vanish by thinking 'I have the benefit of not caring what they think.'
Despite being of a single mind, most people have inner voices pulling them different directions that we need to avoid.
All web developers will fight Impostor Syndrome at some point, and find their own way to fight back.
Before you share an opinion on any topic, ask yourself the following questions
Don't feel lazy and undeserving for taking the time to rest. One can't be productive without rest.