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New Programmer's Survival Manual by Joshua D. Carter

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Tip 19Manage Your Stress
Brown Belt[​​Brown Belt] Let’s hope you have some time before you need to stress about this topic.

You love programming, and you love your job. Most of the time you should be having fun. Every job has its ups and downs, however, and it’s important for your long-term health to weather the storms gracefully.

Zen teachings have the concept of mushin no shin, sometimes translated as “mind like water,” wherein you respond to stimuli from your environment in exact proportion to each stimulus. To a martial artist, she would block or strike her opponent with exactly the right amount of force to accomplish the job—neither too little (thus ...

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