Software development is a collaborative activity dealing with other people with similar emotions which are
Just like us others also long for the below:
Appreciation - Recognition for work
How are we different from others?
Each of our approaches to coping( with stress)
If our coping strategy leads us to
jealousy instead of aspiration,
fear instead of hope,
hate instead of love,
it is time to change our approach to coping with stress.
What lies at the foundation of this difference?
Fixed mindset vs Growth Mindset
|Fixed Mindset||Growth Mindset|
How do I build a better coping strategy?
Remind yourself of how good you were without stress or with good coping strategies in the past
Write down your wins
Appreciate yourself for even small wins. None can notice that. You deserve kudos for even minor improvements. Be your cheerleader
Realize that this is an infinite game and you might have failures but by learning from them you will have more wins
Understand your journey is different from others. Never ever compare yourself to others if it causes jealousy.