Sometimes when I’m a bit too stressed, usually facing some tough development challenge, I hurt myself out of frustration.
You know what web development is like, right? Every day, you go from complete exasperation to sheer happiness, and as soon as something seems solved, another tricky factor pops up.
Currently I have a “beard”, a goatee with the resources mother nature has given me. And as soon as I become too overwhelmed, or rather, very frustrated about what I’m working with, I start pulling hairs of my beard. It’s not really the pain, but it’s rather that I don’t know what to do with my hands; it seems cheaper than banging on a super-expensive computer.
The thing, though, is that my beard is so thin so if I pull some hairs of it out, very soon small bald patches will show. And if there’s a lot of work and stress going on, I soon look like a mangy parrot, you know, the poor kind that starts pulling its feathers out of being miserable.
What do you do?