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Jennifer Tieu
Jennifer Tieu

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Self-Taught Developer Journal, Day 11: Take A Break

Today I learned…

To take a break. I played some tennis with friends after work. It was great being active and away from a computer screen.

I used think taking a break was bad. I thought studying for as long and hard as possible would achieve results, but that’s how you burn yourself out and end up quitting.

This pattern was my usual routine.

I’ve gotten better over time to not be too hard on myself. I still am sometimes, it’s the perfectionist in me. But being that way only hurts myself in the end. No one is perfect.

So please take a break when you need to!

I’m back to studying again tomorrow.

Day 9-10:
Please refer to Starting My Self-Taught Developer Journey for context.

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