Software Developer live in an interesting paradox. On one hand we’re lazy. That’s why we like to automate boring repetitive tasks like running unit test or deploying new environments. At the same time Developers are often celebrated for logging numerous work hours. The stereotypical caffeine infused all-nighters are all too common.
Working without breaks is a bad habit that can jeopardize business, health and the life you’re working toward. 10, 12, or 14+ hour days are only sustainable until the reality of mental and physical limits strike.
It’s clear that we should protect our productive time, but what’s not clear is that we should protect our break time.