My precious back is killing me, yet I keep ignoring the obvious:
- Get a proper chair and table. These are a must thing to have for every game developer. If chair costs less than 500 euros it’s not proper. Somehow I’ve convinced me that “those chairs feel more valuable than my back”, which is not true.
- Back exercise. Just simple exercise where you stand, lean forward-down (try catch your toes) and then “pull” up using your back muscles will do wonders. (Consult a real pro when doing any exercises, I’m just rand(1,6000000000) blogger who writes stuff online. Anyway, the point is: it’s good to do bit of back exercise. And if you train your back, train your tummy too).
- Regular breaks. Like, not “every 16 hours”. The period between “going to sleep” and “waking up and going to computer” is a break indeed, but I’m talking about having couple of minute breaks every 45 minutes (or every hour or something). This would be good. I know it, I keep ignoring it.
And now my back is in pain, and some nerves are causing some minor pain in the right leg.
I know I could do better. Heck, I know that I could even wrote an AI that could work better:
while (chair == "shitty")
- if (timer == 45 mins)
-- takeBreak(2 mins)
for i=1 to 3
I have like million billion neurons in my brain, but I keep performing worse than my AI.
Talk about non-artificial intelligence.