A fellow programmer sends her well wishes and advice for self care in these trying times.
First of all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!🎄 I hope you are all in good health and enjoying time with your loved ones. 😍
This time I want to share with you some very important things that we tend to set aside. I’ve seen close friends getting sick and having to care for their health for working in excess without rest and having a poor work-life balance. Let’s talk a little about this!
First of all, let’s start with our professional preparation. We should constantly and continuously improve ourselves everyday to be a better version of ourselves tomorrow. For some, this meant jumping from a totally non-technological career to programming. CONGRATULATIONS! This is a brave decision! For others, it has been a period of constant growth in the software area, and I want to tell you that it’s perfect. Let’s get the positive out of the negative and never let the words “I can’t” beat us.
But what should we take into consideration on this part?
Everything I said above is just in place so that we take care of our health, take breaks, read books that we like! Being in the middle of a pandemic, it’s normal to have symptoms of anxiety or some other health problems aside from COVID-19, and that is why we have to take care of ourselves twice as much as in normal times.
Don’t forget your mental health !!
Love!!! ❤️ Express love to your loved ones and yourself too! Do something that you’ve gone a long time without doing and that makes you feel happy. Repair your room, your house, your workspace!! It’s exciting!!!
Thanks for reading, I hope you continue to grow as a professional every day, study and prepare as much as you can, without forgetting that your health is part of it!! Enjoy the challenge of your day!
I invite you to comment in this post what techniques you use to get out of the routine a bit, to relax! They can be books or whatever it is that allows you to disconnect and come back super renewed to continue programming!
See you next time and Happy New Year! 🙋♀️
Leomaris Reyes is a Software Engineer from the Dominican Republic, with more than 5 years of experience. A Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, she is also the founder of Stemelle, an entity that works with software developers, training and mentoring with a main goal of including women in Tech. Leomaris really loves learning new things! 💚💕 You can follow her: Twitter, LinkedIn , AskXammy and Medium.
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