New Year's Resolution
I'm not really a new year's resolution type of a guy, but I must say that this year I have a few things that I would like to accomplish; some on the software side others in different fields.
I am one person that pushes hard when it comes to the work that I do, but I have seen how I tend to overdo that. One Instagram post I read hit the nail on the head.
I could not have said it better. That is what I have come to realize, incessant working is not a smart way of working, the level of inefficiency that exists when one hardly gets good R&R is staggering - personal experience. The mind, like the body, does need rest to be able to work at its best efficiency.
With that being said, I plan to be less consumed with coding this year, because it really is not a good habit. The thing with me is, beside trying to push my freelance endeavors, I just like to constantly learn, whether it be a new technology or a new way of doing something, I must always learn.
I still plan to do that - learning that is, but less hectically this time round, but more efficiently. Here is the interesting thing - how efficiently one gets to learn something compared to the effort they put in is kind of like a bell curve, up to a certain point, more effort equals more learning, after which it starts to go down. That is the balance I want to find this year, to find the optimal level of working to learn, but not fry my nerves. With that I believe I will be able to learn even more than last year, while spending less time coding and importantly - enjoying life as I should.