Personally, yes. When I spend time doing other things -- sport, guitar, writing -- it's a breather from code. It's also nice to do something just for the enjoyment of it, rather than with any goal in mind.
The different perspective is good. Life isn't just about code.
That said, I sometimes feel guilty about not coding more. After all, I'm likely falling behind, right? I suspect that's something that a lot of us suffer from.
The guilt is real. Quite often I feel that I should be doing more in my spare time but work is so manic I know I'll just burnout super quick if I do.
Exactly. Whereas a hobby should have the opposite effect.
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