Skepticism is healthy. Cynicism is toxic to health, and harder to keep at bay in a pandemic.
We have lists of what we want, unlimited items we can add, and limited time to spend on them. Be picky.
All the time, but especially during a quarantine, it's okay to not be super amazing awesome.
Anger shouldn't motivate us at the cost of our physical health, even amid injustice in a pandemic.
Sometimes the only way to remember lessons in blog posts is to email them to myself.
Life is full of distractions that threaten our sense of identity, especially in quarantine. Keeping our identities it means learning to embrace quiet and solitude.
A man leaving a car in the middle of the road to greet someone reminded me how to handle a stressful cognitive bias.
In a culture hyperfocused on productivity and economics, we should remember humans are more than their work. Especially when a pandemic takes it away.
With the number of confirmed coronovirus cases accelerating, I try to remember what I can and can't control .
Fear isn't in short supply with Coronavirus hitting the United States. For me, hygiene and social distancing are easier than managing the fear.
Selfishness can be bad in many contexts, but embracing it in the right away is one of the most selfless things we can (and should) do.
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.
Seeing so many professional writers emerge on Dev.To has helped me see, and accept, my casual blogger habits.
It's the fairy tormenting almost every aspect of my existence.
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.'
Today our attention is in more demanded, and more easily wasted, than our money.
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.