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Getting Off of Information Addiction (Part 2: News)

Not too long ago not reading the news every day seemed like a silly idea to me. I scanned the latest headlines on my favorite news site at least every couple of hours. I felt obliged to read articles about important political topics but even more I was addicted to read the comments beneath the articles...

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Getting Off of Information Addiction (Part 1: Social Media)

Being addicted to consume information like constantly checking emails, glancing over your Facebook news feed or reading instant messages at the moment they arrive on your phone, is not only time consuming, it can make you inefficient at work. Even worse: studies have shown, that people who are spending a lot of time on Facebook and other social media platforms are often less happy with their life in general...

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Get Going

In the last two weeks I have started to learn more about what motivates people to do what they do. I myself experience varying levels of motivation. Sometimes I feel very motivated to do a lot of stuff, especially on the weekend, and sometimes I can't motivate me to do a thing. What I already learned previously is, that you can't rely solely on motivation to achieve excellence...

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An Introvert on a Stage

I had the privilege to speak on one of the side stages at the WeAreDevelopers conference, which is the largest developers conference in Europe. Although, as an introvert, there are not many things I hate more than speaking in front of hundreds of people, it was an opportunity I had to take...

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Building the Berlin Skyline with LEGO

Today I didn't feel like programming so I decided to build the LEGO Architecture - Berlin set. I've made the experience that building a LEGO set can be quite relaxing and sometimes it can help to regain motivation for doing the important work you have to do...

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Perfectionism Kills Motivation

In the last couple of days, I felt like I was running out of steam. Following my daily routine of committing at least two enhancements to one or more open source projects (mostly my own) felt very exhausting. Yesterday I finally took the time to think about why I'm losing my motivation...

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Investing Money (as a Developer)

Developers tend to earn a decent amount of money. Although this varies from country to country and job to job, it is true most of the time. So what to do with all the money? Invest it!

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