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Nick Where did the version of myself that was excited to program and advance my career go? They disappeared sometime after I got my first development job.
😝 Tom I hear you... :-/
☝ Jean-David Moisan Do you have new passions now or you're just feeling down in general?
Nick I'm voluntarily traveling to see family during the worst COVID outbreak yet. My mental health has had a profound effect on my ability to work, and I'm starting a new job, and I can't afford to let my mental health suffer in the transition.
Zero Edge Mental health is as important as physical. Weigh the risks and proceed acording to your risk tolerance. I do not agree with outside entities forcing their risk tolerance on others but I suppose that is something that is debated endlessly.
😃💬 Javier Contagious diseases prevail on the historical proven vectors of the primordial behavior of the host.
Nick The word "fuck" has been replaying in my head constantly for the last 20 minutes. And like that, 2020 got worse.
Nick What is the best time of day? For me it is 11pm-3am. There' s something special about those hours.
🗨🐒 Fui 4-7am. Its already morning (where I live), but most people are still sleeping. I feel productive and focused, as there's little to no outside distractions. Besides, the rising sun makes me joyful and hopeful.
Dan Although I've not been there recently, 3am. Me and my friends had this theory that the next day started at 3am. Does it really feel like the start of a new day at midnight? So now when I catch myself staying up that late, I just get fond memories of all those '3am conversations' and theories
Miso To me, things get in another dimension at midnight :)
Anon I agree with you about 11-3 am those are the best hours
🤔✍️ David 8am-11am is my most productive time. However, my favorite time of day (for now) is bedtime for the kids when we get to read together :)
Nick I'm watching job openings, some of which I'm getting preemptively excited about. If I keep my expectations low I can never be disappointed.
Nick I hope none of you are experiencing the joys of moving during a pandemic. As you might expect, it's even worse than the sum of its parts.
🗨🐒 Fui Ouch. If moving is in itself a logistical nightmare, during a pandemic it must be way worse.
Burensasub I'm glad I'm not! I can only imagine how difficult it is moving during this time. Yet, a lot of people I follow on social media seem be doing it.
Diva Oh no! I'm sure it will be worth it in the end, right?
Nick Anyone ever programmed from within a VR desktop? I feel like it would be a good way to have a distraction-free workspace but I'm concerned about the uncomfortably low pixel density.
Miso I haven't, but that must be such an experience. Kind of want to try it out now...
🧐 Nrmn It's hardly possible with the current Pixel density. Otherwise I'd love to use VR glasses and headphones to cut myself off reality for work.
Nick Full stack development as a junior dev feels problematic. There's so much stuff to learn that the end results are mediocre and myopic.
🤔✍️ David Are you hung up on something in particular on the frontend or backend?
👨🏻‍💻 Moroni Don't worry! A full stack developer is actually a fallacy.
Nick Yesterday I made four commits to personal projects. I had not made any for a month. This is a success.
🧉 Martin Congrats! That's a good feeling!
🐢👓 Xia Now try and keep the momentum.
Nick in the current moment in history, how do you find the energy to wake up and work in the morning? the only thing I really have the energy for is being a leech on society.
🦅 Simo Have a read on dopamine and see if you can tweak some other habits of yours to balance your levels. Unless your work is wholly unsatisfactory in which case perhaps seek more rewarding work.
☝ Jean-David Moisan I've been taming a bunch of local squirrels. They visit once per day in the morning. They are really funny.
🕶 Tom Clean your room, make your living space a nice place to be, find meaning. There are many things to get up for in the morning; you just have to find them
😏😎 Yt L. I've been thinking about taking some time off to recover mentally, work on my side project, and get ready for my next step in life.
🍶 Freeman when you feel like being a hamster on a wheel, get off, find a bigger wheel where you can't notice its curvature. but we're always in a wheel or another. there's no goal, no destination in life
The Last If it's not for my loved ones, I wouldn't even try waking up.
Matt My dog, basically.
🌮💻 Hejo I have the 'why am I doing this' in mind. I want to provide for myself, my family and friends, do a little bit for prestige and to change things if I am able to later on.
🉑 Vincent Leeuw I feel rather guilty about the fact that I'm an introvert by nature and the last few months have felt like a sort of extended (work)vacation because of it. If anything, it has taught me that I definitely need more time working at home even when (/if) all of this blows over. Still, the fact that I can find a new MO in this situation is keeping me from going haywire. So the guilt is more or the less the price I have to pay for it.
Danki Kaang Might be beneficial to consider to find a new job :)
🟩 Koralatov My dog removes the choice from me: I have to get up to care for her (walk, toilet break, exercise). Doing so is immediately rewarding and, even when I'm tired, I never regret spending the time on her.
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