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Day 14 of 100 Days of Code & Scrum: Dealing with Anxiety and Depression

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Hello there, everyone!

Today, I took a break from coding and learning Scrum. I simply did 2 hours of learning for the challenge. After all, I can't always be working nonstop and I also wanted to spend time with my family. I do care about my work-life balance and I don't like neglecting my loved ones. If I was asked whether I'd prioritize my profession or my loved ones, I would always go for the latter first.

Off-topic Vent

Actually, I had to provide emotional comfort for my wife and listen to her. She is suffering from debilitating anxiety and depression, but I still love her and want to be with her. Of course, I empathize with her because I deal with similar problems myself. I'm glad we managed to resolve this for today.

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Anyway, moving on to the meat of the challenge.

Yesterday

I finished the draft of the Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog section and did some practice questions for Scrum.

Today

Here are the things I've learned and done today:

Scrum

  • did practice quiz questions about Scrum.
  • took a break from writing the guide.

GraphQL

  • I learned about Build-time Schema Validation & Optimizations in GraphQL.
  • GraphQL apparently lets you have UI code and data requirements side-by-side.
  • GraphQL server lets you send batched requests and batched resolvers.

I hope you don't give up even when times are challenging.
Thank you for reading!

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Drew Schillinger

Thank you for sharing this off-topic vent. It is great that we (collectively) safely speak about mental / psychological health (kudos to Ted Lasso!)

Have you checked out Dan Harris' book or blog/podcast on mindfulness (10% Happier). Between folks like him, Mark Epstein, and Ellen Langer, they breakdown the how-to steps to understand anxiety, prognostication, and self-awareness / care.

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Rammina Author • Edited on

Thank you for the suggestions! I'll check them out.

I don't think it's against the rules to talk about depression, anxiety or mental health. I believe it's okay to talk about it sparingly, and as long as you're not asking for help here on the platform (DEV.to is not for mental health).