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Arjun Vijay Prakash
Arjun Vijay Prakash

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5 Tips to be productive as a Developer

1. Minimize Distractions from Social Media Sites

The First and the Best thing, Minimize Distractions. Social media is a great platform for making friends and chit-chatting but is also the worst in some cases. You can do these few things that help you make the best focus on problems - Practice Meditation, Work on a proper schedule, and lastly be productive instead of busy.

Be Productive instead of Busy - Tim Ferriss


2. Take advantage of Automation

Typing code can be a discouraging task and can easily break your productivity. For this, you can certainly take advantage of code generation, or write scripts to small automate tasks that need time to complete.

Youโ€™re either the one that creates the automation or youโ€™re getting automated. - Tom Preston-Werner


3. Work on Side Projects and Learn New Skills

Working on new projects can be an excellent way to keep your mind fresh. Hobby projects can reflect more on your own ideas and help you grow as a programmer. The side projects can help you learn new skills along the way, which in turn will help you improve your productivity in future projects and works.

Once you stop learning, you start dying. - Albert Einstein


4. Stay Disciplined

Most of the successful people and the entrepreneurs insist on writing goals and achievements, so what are you waiting for? start by writing as much as you can and finally you will find your path.
And also Measure your progress and work on your weaknesses.

Adults devise a plan and follow it. Children do what feels good. - Dave Ramsey


5. Read Books and Level up your skills

Reading is good for you because it improves your focus, memory, empathy, and communication skills. It can reduce stress, improve your mental health, and help you live longer. Aside from knowledge transfer between developers, reading the tech books is what we consider a good way to improve our skills. While some of the books will not tell you how to deal with a particular problem, it will explain you the origin and give you other perspectives.

A book is a gift you can open again and again. - Garrison Keillor


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Andrew Baisden

Social Media distraction is real. I can loose like 30 minutes to Instagram and Tik Tok if i'm not careful. With Twitter its a bit different because I am part of tech Twitter so the content is related to programming.

And with YouTube well usually I let it play music in the background so its fine.