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Discussion on: How to stop thinking about code after work

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Anthony Young

I know this feeling, I find this hard too and having ideas for side projects doesn't help because I find myself in stuck in this endless loop of wanting to work outside of work plus trying to switch off. I end up not doing anything but watching a movie or something to really get my mind off the code.

How do you deal with side projects outside of work?

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Joe Petrakovich Author

it is very hard, especially if your 9-5 code is already pretty intense (deadlines, new features etc).

Other than doing the strategy in this video/writing, I will also sometimes take some zone-out time or take a nap. It's important to listen to your body and also give it some love here and there so you don't burn out.

I schedule my week out ahead of time as well, so i know based on the day what tasks i need to work on. I think i will do an article on that as well actually. Making sure I pre-plan what i will be doing for the day so it's not left up to chance.