DigitalCrafts Week 11: How to work, and React
Not listening to music; instead, reading documentation on React.
So, this may be the third post on my group project (http://www.foodformymood.com), but there was so much to unpack in terms of what I took away from this experience. Firstly, here’s that app’s relational data structure that I’m particularly proud of cooking up:
That was fun, but moving on…
How to work and approach a problem is one concept I want to reflect upon. I fell in to the fallacy that the solution was just within reach not once, but twice while working on bugs with this project, and both times I spent an inordinate amount perseverating on the issue at hand. Before I knew it, hours and hours had passed, I was mentally exhausted, and was not as close to the solution as I had thought.
The right approach, which I had wisely applied to in-class exercises, was to walk away after a given set amount of time. Get away! Your mind is tired! Sometimes I’m incorrigible, especially with things I’m passionate about, like that group project. I need to set time for myself to NOT work, so step away from the problem, and stop my mind from spinning. There was a Steam sale recently; I should play one of those games I got for cheap for an hour for every two hours on.
Check this article out about maximum productivity time allotment: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/09/science-tells-you-how-many-minutes-should-you-take-a-break-for-work-17/380369/