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Question: Question from programmer (beginner) to programmer (experienced):) Is it possible to combine programming and family? How much time does the work take? Is it hard to switch between creative ideas and common home tasks? Do you have any tips on family time management? Sorry, if my question is silly, but I find that programming is taking too much time, and if it doesn't take all the time, you can't have a finished program
Asked by Alex K. (95.82.125.x) on October 31 2021, 7:46pm
Reply on November 1 2021, 12:42am:
    It can be challenging balancing programming and other life, sometimes I spend my time washing dishes and contemplating a programming problem, things like that. And context-switching is difficult, getting asked a question while deep in other thoughts and getting your brain to even process the words can be slow. But as long as you can devote _some_ time to programming, it's enough to keep things moving forward?


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  • Posted by Gio (79.130.175.x) on November 1 2021, 1:37am:
    One of the most annoying things about programming has to be that your brain gets occupied with the problem you faced in the morning while you are with your wife/friends for dinner. Everyone thinks you are present but in reality you aren't... Let's say that programming might be some kind of constant work...

  • Posted by Justin on November 1 2021, 1:41am:
    Yeah, good to practice being able to shelve that stuff when interacting with other people

  • Posted by Gio (79.130.175.x) on November 1 2021, 2:10am:
    Noticed that this phenomenon might be related to not having physical exhaustion while you spend your time in the office. Definitely some physical activity during the day (running, gym, etc) helps to reduce that effect, at least that's what works for me.


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