32.5. Brain Breaks


32.5.1. Step Away From Your Code

Sometimes you just need to take a break. When you find yourself getting frustrated it's time to do something else for a bit and come back with fresh eyes.

Exercise, go for a walk, do the dishes, put on some music and dance, meditate, set a timer and look up memes (bonus share them with your peers). Does not matter what you do. By giving your brain a break, often times when you come back to the code you'll have new insight to the problem that had frustrated you in the first place.

32.5.2. Pick Me Ups

The following are curated lists from fellow LaunchCoders. By no means are they definitive, but rather a jumping off point.


Ted Talks



* Note that there are a few expletives used in it, so if you are sensitive to swearing, you may not wish to read it.

And remember,

You Got This!