We usually work under pressure of time. We’re late with deliveries, customers squeeze us with deadlines etc. In the run to complete task as soon as possible we often forget out tools have become worn and it’s time to sharpen the saw. And it doesn’t really matter if your tool is a saw or a brain.
Take several minutes to actually design the important fix before coding it.
Think how to verify if all scenarios have been covered with the new function.
Spend a quarter thinking where communication between PMs can be improved.
Or better. Make use of some free time to leave the work behind. Because there’s one way to sharpen your brain – let it have some rest.
And let it be my wishes for you on Christmas – have some rest and distance to all professional issues.