Take up a Hobby!

My piano keyboard! (Above: My piano keyboard! It's an absolutely delightful Challen.)

I can recommend taking up a hobby. In my case, it's playing the piano. It's important to do something other than writing code. You might not think so now (I didn't a few years ago), but I can see the wisdom in those words now - I'm so glad that I didn't stop playing the piano (silent pianos get thrown away, after all! 1).

It might be a musical instrument. Or playing board games with friends. Or woodworking. Anything that doesn't (normally) involve a computer! It's sometimes helpful to get away from that nasty problem you're trying to figure out a solution for and come back to it later. I quite often find that the solution comes much more easily :-)

What's your hobby? Post a comment below!

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