You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting much in the first half of this month, and it was due to some symptoms related to a carpal tunnel syndrome. For this reason, I decided not to touch a computer for two weeks.
Imagine, two weeks straight without writing a line of code or a word for an article.
I had to do different things like reading, going for walks and taking photos. Eventually, it wasn’t that “hard” and I really enjoyed it. And two weeks flew by really quickly. After that, I felt a lot of better and the pain in my fingers was all gone.
What I’m trying to say with this short story is that you should always listen to your body. It’s really clever and knows when you should take a step back and slow down a bit. And when this happens, stop immediately.
You are responsible for your own health and there is no project, no deadline and no production issue more important than that. Don’t cheat on yourself, because otherwise it will bring consequences.
I was off only for two weeks and got better. I can only wonder how long could the recovery take if I postponed it until a better time. Instead of two weeks it could take a month, or two, or maybe even a year? Who would pay the bills for me?
So, if you experience any back pain, neck pain, your fingers hurt or anything doesn’t seem alright, don’t wait and start to treat it now, because it won’t just fade away. Go to see a doctor. Take a break. Go home.
Remember, only you are responsible for yourself.