I’m working on balancing self and software development 🧘🏻♀️👩🏻💻
A couple months ago I went to a workshop at work called “You Are Not Your Work” and had this ah-ha moment about how I was basing a lot of my identity on my job and title.💡 Since then I’ve taken a major step back from thinking about work and leveling up at my job outside of work (over-working is underproductive!) and I’ve redirected that time and energy toward other things I enjoy — yoga, travel, friends and relationships, art, outdoor activities, etc. I feel like this shift has made me so much happier than I’ve been in a long time. Anyway, I’m sharing here because so much of my IG persona revolves around my 9-5 job.
If you’re interested in reading more about workism (beyond my anecdotal musings lol) I’ll point you toward Derek Thompson’s article on “Workism” in the Atlantic, Psychology Today’s “You Are Not Your Work,” and Harvard Business Review’s “When Passion Leads to Burnout” 📚
As always, let me know what you think! 👇🏽
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What work schedule do you think “gets the most done”? Choose below👇
A) 20 - 30 hours per week
B) 30 - 40 hours per week
C) 40 - 50 hours per week
D) 50 - 60 hours per week
I was literally thinking about doing an experiment over this. I’ve worked all kinds of different hours (consistently) throughout starting my business.
If I could take a guess, I think I am the most productive working 30 - 40 hours per week. Why not work 60 and do all the things? Because when my goal is to work 30 hours a week, I really want to get 60 hours of work done in 30 hours. It keeps me always thinking about how I can work smarter and simplify everything👍
Which one works best for you: A, B, C, or D?
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👩🏻💻🧑🏽💻Empowered 300 kids to code this morning at Hour of Code 2019!!! Code with your kids / tiny friends at home for free 👉🏼 https://code.org/learn
You should ask yourself this question every 6 months...👇
On a scale from 1 - 10, how happy am I? I’ve been asking @markdalton_ this question a couple times a year since BEFORE we quit our full-time engineering jobs.
We were walking back to the car in 2016 after I just got my new Samsung Galaxy S7. I asked him that question for the first time, and then I asked myself shortly after.
I think this question is crucial to your own success because it’s easy to keep working on something you’ve already invested a lot of time into. It’s hard to quit sometimes because you don’t want to feel like you “failed” at it, even if it’s not serving you anymore.
I challenge myself to quit something I’m not feeling. Because my day to day life is where my happiness is. Not next summer. Not this weekend. Not after I accomplish XYZ. It’s today.
What are you working on today?❤️
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Isn’t coffee on the weekends the best? Double tap if you agree❤️
I always drink my coffee black. How do you drink yours?
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credit • @biloholovskyi_dev Fixing bugs is an integral part of the programmer's job)
3 ways to make an extra $100 using your skills...👇🏼
1. Create a mini project that's extremely practical and saves YOU time or energy. Use it yourself for a while to make sure everything works correctly. Find someone else that wants the same convenience you have, and charge $100 to make a replica of your mini project for that person.
2. Find a stressful/hard/annoying task, and find a way to make it either automated or easier for you to finish. Do that task for someone else for $100.
3. 90% of the offers that come into my inbox are NOT good offers. This means you DEFINITELY have a chance to stand out to business (especially small ones) if you make them a great offer. Find a way to help small businesses, and make an offer that's worth $100.
Remember, whether you're making $100 from a business or a friend, ALWAYS DELIVER. If someone decides to give you their hard earned cash, take care of them. Over deliver. Do this, and you'll get more $100 offers.
Which would you try first: 1, 2, or 3?
Hello! What do you have to keep in mind when writing comments? Here are a few takeaways from the book "Clean Code".
🔹Comments should not replace bad code, always clean up your code first.
🔹Don't comment out but delete code, otherwise the next coder (or you a few weeks later ;)) doesn't know what to do with the commented out code.
🔹//ToDo comments can make sense, but take care that you look at them regularly and get them done.
🔹Always write comments as shortly and precisely as possible so your code doesn't get cluttered.
What do you think is important when writing comments? Have a nice day. :)
Reposted from @alina.alef - Ways to come back into work after vacation)
1. Make 2 running lists of your projects before you leave. 🔖The first list should contain every project you are working on with corresponding statuses. The second: a short prioritized list for first things you plan to tackle upon your return. 😎 2. Delegate things that can't wait until your return.👆🏽
3. Give yourself a buffer day - don't go back to work right after your vacation's over. If it’s impossible, give yourself at least a few hours to chill.
4. Bring a little piece of your vacation to a home/work with you.
Souvenirs are great but what do you think about my new cases for laptop and phone? Some motivation to come back or work) Use code ‘Alinaxburga’ to get a free item (the cheaper item will be discounted) Link in bio)