January 2, 2016

The other resolution I should aim for is controlling a "flinch" reaction I've developed when I'm coding along, or indeed doing much of anything - when instant, ego-gratifying success on the next mico-baby-step of the project at hand is not assured, I have this strong impulse to walk away for a second. (When I'm straightening up my place, this leads to a lot of bouncing around from subtask to subtask). For stuff I'm really nervous or uncertain about, the flinch can last for days. I suppose I need to come up with some better strategy to respond to it than assuming "recognizing it as a thing" will lead me to having it under control... but even that's a start.