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Remember to Take Time Off

Remember to Take Time Off
By Ian Wootten • Issue #5 • View online
This past week I celebrated my second lockdown birthday. I was lucky enough to be given many gifts from friends and family which focused on my love of tv, film, games and electronic music of the last 30 years. Basically anything that can be enjoyed whilst sat in a single place for extended periods of time.
Lockdown has eased once again here in Wales and it’s the Easter Holidays. We can travel further afield but my faint developer skin needs to be properly prepped (covered) before I can enjoy the lovely sunny weather outside.
Here’s a gentle reminder to everyone who is building and shipping solo: You need to take time off from working. Your body and mind need time to recuperate. You aren’t productive when operating 24-7. Your friends and family have needs too. I need to hear this as much as anyone else making this journey. So this Easter weekend I urge you not to ship, but to relax a little, enjoy some time off and maybe eat a bit of chocolate.
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Until next time, enjoy your time off and have a wonderful Easter holiday!
Ian

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I'm Ian, a developer from Cardiff, UK. Here I cover my story and others on the tools and code behind developers shipping great products. Every issue, I share some thoughts and compile the most interesting links I've discovered since last time.

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