How do you guys go about programming when you don't feel like programming

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    Simple, I _don't_ program.
    When I don't want to, I don't want to. I feel I get more than enough done when i'm motivated. So when it comes time to do something else, something else gets done.

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    When i was in college?i always stuck with the same thing like yours.My brain can't think's somehow that a lot of thing stuck in my brain.Its like the blood circulation not flowing smoothly.I do something, like bang the keyboard or just say something loud with my fren to vent out the anger of me.
    I think this is the of the kind of express the anger out of u when u can't program at all? But,for me right now.The best way is just take one days break.Go the beachside..... relax....hear the sound of the wave......Close urs eyes and let urs mind be free..
    Take a deep breath....

    I think this will work for everyone of us. And always remember that's in our life...... they will be a bad or good days.
    when u r having bad days? Just tell urself. My good times will be coming soon. ))

    p/s:At the times,i'm still having difficulties in programming a lot.
    but i'm sure one days i will be very good in programming as long i don't give up that easily. Bye

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    Generally when days like that come around it's time to get away from the computer completely, do something refreshing like taking a walk, having a drink at the pub with friends, or just reading a good book. Advanced books are great for getting the juices flowing, and on the other hand, good company (like girls) are an excellent way to get your mind unstuck. But beware of burnout - if you let it go too far you'll completely lose interest.
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
        return std::pow
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;

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    If it just isn't working, it just isn't. So I do something else. If I try to force some code out, invariably I end up re writing it later.

    Wander round the building, chat to some of the others, get some tea, browse the net, take a walk around the shops. If it still isn't there, go home and cuddle the wife.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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    >> Sent an email to the office that I'd be out Wednesday due to working all night Tuesday and slept all day Wednesday

    Not much good if you are part of a development team.

    Just have to tough it out or try to leave the harder / more important tasks till tomorrow.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

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