Inconsistency is the most common error made by developers.
Follow these simple tips to stay consistent and develop a coding habit.
With small goals you are far likely to stay motivated over time.
Your goals should have these 5 tenets.
Use it as a checklist.
Remember: Clarity minimizes procrastination.
It’s the easiest way to reduce stress.
And with less stress you can do it for a longer period.
- It’s either a Hell YES!! or a No
- Learn one thing at a time
- Automate repetitive tasks
Simplifying is about taking things away.
Measuring progress doesn’t come naturally.
But it skyrockets the likelihood of you achieving your goal.
Track finished projects.
Track time taken for tasks.
Track happiness levels.
Because, you can only improve what you measure.
While coding you will get stuck. A lot!
So limit the time spent in a session. After that, take a break.
Let your mind wander.
Clear your head and come back later to the task.
Rewards increase dopamine levels in your brain.
However frequent or small, celebrate each milestone.
Doesn’t matter if it’s sleeping in, spending time with family or short outing.
Do it. Because you’ve earned it.
Skill of consistency will help your career more than any technology.
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