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Monday 21 Nov - Sunday 27 Nov 2022


Things I did

Food I munched

Approaching a scheduled stop

This week was a four day week for me. So is next week. I know lots of people do this but I thought I’d write again why it is important for me.

In software development, a ‘breakpoint’ is an intentional stopping or pausing place in a program, put in place for debugging purposes.

More generally, a breakpoint is a means of acquiring knowledge about a program during its execution, which I think is a good analogy for what I do.

Screenshot of my calendar with day 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th blocked out for holiday

People say when you take some time off you should forget about work but I’m deliberately using the breakpoint analogy.

Why? because I will only be able to forget about work if I’ve sat down, thought about (debugged) what’s been happening and arrived at a way to move forward when I return to work.

I highly recommend it. As well as writing weeknotes, which has massively helped me process what’s been swirling around my head.

See you next week. 👋