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bio website vertigofx.com
location California
age 33
visits member for 1 year, 7 months
seen May 15 '13 at 3:55

I'm a Web Developer.


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awarded  Popular Question
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comment How can I manage several hours of intellectual work (web dev/coding) a day without getting mentally exhausted?
@ViliamBúr, I wish I could do that, but that's a big no-no for me. Almost every time I take a nap during the day, I sleep very well but I wake up feeling like a train wreck. Head aches. Can't think. Certainly can't focus. Sore all over. No, I don't think a nap would help. Although just resting for a while would likely be quite helpful.
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comment How can I manage several hours of intellectual work (web dev/coding) a day without getting mentally exhausted?
I have found that frequent breaks also help. I usually go for a break each hour. That seems to be okay for me... and also if I'm in the middle of concentration I usually finish what I'm doing then take a break.
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment How can I manage several hours of intellectual work (web dev/coding) a day without getting mentally exhausted?
This is one of the strategies that has worked best for me and I plan on trying again. Thank you for the advice.
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comment How can I manage several hours of intellectual work (web dev/coding) a day without getting mentally exhausted?
@Joe, no need to apologize. I consider all of this feedback quite helpful. I may not get an absolute definitive answer or solution here, but the feedback leads me to other ideas and that is helpful.
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comment How can I manage several hours of intellectual work (web dev/coding) a day without getting mentally exhausted?
Unfortunately there aren't any mundane aspects to my job. The only emails I get are from my boss and responding to them takes but a few minutes. Reviewing/refactoring code may be less taxing than coming up with brand new code, but as long as that code is functioning, that sort of 'clean up' and optimization is generally very low priority, and I need to work on the tasks based on priority. For example, if I have 5 tasks to do and finish one, I can't spend much time reviewing or cleaning up what I did because the other tasks are more important.
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comment How can I manage several hours of intellectual work (web dev/coding) a day without getting mentally exhausted?
@HåkonHægland, while that sounds nice, there isn't any kind of preparation or anything I can do during "free hours". If I complete a task/project, I either start on another task/project or clock out until I have more work assigned to me.
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comment How can I manage several hours of intellectual work (web dev/coding) a day without getting mentally exhausted?
Thanks. Well, in my case I get paid by the hour, and not by what I actually get done... so even if I do really well at something and finish it quickly, I still have to work the same amount of hours. I'd just have to go do another project. Yes, it is true that an increase in work quality can result in better pay, but the issue is not only the pay, but the fact that being able to work full time is going to have an impact on opportunities that may arise soon for me.
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comment How can I manage several hours of intellectual work (web dev/coding) a day without getting mentally exhausted?
I almost always listen to music while I work, and usually actually turn it off when I take breaks to sort of let my brain rest in peace for a while. Why do you ask?
May
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comment How can I manage several hours of intellectual work (web dev/coding) a day without getting mentally exhausted?
Hmmmm.. I understand. I think what has been the most effective for me has been starting early in the morning and forcing myself to take timed breaks no matter what, as in, no matter what I happen to be doing, just drop everything and get up and walk away, then force myself to stay away for X amount of time. To be honest I'm not sure how I got away from that strategy. I think I starting thinking it wasn't a huge deal and when my alarm would go off I'd think "well i will just finish this part first..."
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