/Mental Health

Pockets Of Rest Enable Careers

- Will Larson tl;dr: Two pieces of advice if you feel burnt out: (1) Avoid making career decisions while in a bad mental place - take a two week vacation. (2) Great careers are not linear but often have a number of lulls. When you’re high energy, these lulls are opportunities to learn and accelerate your trajectory. When you are low energy, they are opportunities to rest.

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How To Prevent Or Recover From Developer Burnout

tl;dr: The author provides symptoms of burnout and runs through advice in four core areas - career, time management, lifestyle and self-care.

featured in #236


Managing Founder Stress

- Sherry Walling tl;dr: Our bodies are designed for acute stress that comes with a specific event or moment e.g. a presentation. Experiencing this is healthy and contributes to peak performance. However, stress is harmful when it's chronic. Dr. Sherry Walling outlines tactics to cope, including recognizing your individual stress signals early on (eating sugar, nausea, etc...).

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How Hard Should I Push Myself?

- Dan Shipper tl;dr: Stress is a biological reaction to danger. As humans, we're able to induce it at other times, which can be harmful. Ways to combat stress are to increase your sense of control and predictability of a situation, create outlets for frustration e.g. exercise and increase social support.

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Breaking The Taboo – What I Learned From Talking About Mental Health In The Workplace

- Sophie Küster tl;dr: (1) You are never the only one. (2) Openness is a habit, not a character trait. (3) There's strength in showing vulnerability. (4) Some people just don’t get it, and more.

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6 Evidenced-based Ways To Look After Your Mental Health During A Second Lockdown

- Christian Van Nieuwerburgh tl;dr: Christian discusses the following needed to experience psychological wellbeing: (1) believe that your life has purpose and meaning, (2) feel that you have autonomy, (3) experience personal growth, (4) feel you are managing your life well, (5) positive relationships, (6) know yourself well.

featured in #222


Tales Of The Autistic Developer - Senior Developer

- Brandon Weaver tl;dr: Brandon is a senior engineer at Square, and is autistic with Asperger's Syndrome. This post guides us through the work problems he's faced - due to his condition - and the solutions.

featured in #198


Tales Of The Autistic Developer - Senior Developer

- Brandon Weaver tl;dr: Brandon is a senior engineer at Square, and is autistic with Asperger's Syndrome. This post guides us through the work problems he's faced - due to his condition - and the solutions.

featured in #197