Coding has been a hot topic over the last few years. A lot of people want to start programming and become a developer. So how can you develop a coding habit?
In this article, I’m going to explain what a habit is and give you some advice to help you create a daily programming habit.
All you have to do to make programming a daily activity is to create a routine.
You are free to define what you want for each part of this exercise, but I will give you a few tips to help you.
For the cue, you can try to define something based on time:
- Every morning right after I wake up
- When I come back from my job
- During my lunch break
- [Insert a time-based cue]
Plan your tasks
To work every day and achieve my monthly goals, I plan all my tasks the evening before. I put on paper what I want to make, and every time I do it, I’ll scratch it off my list. I recommend that you do this with your daily programming habit because it’s going to motivate you and satisfy you a lot when you finish all your goals.
Code your dream project
What could be better than coding daily while working on the project of your dreams? If you need motivation, it’s an excellent way to program every day. Don’t be afraid to take the initiative. Doing it a little bit every day will motivate you even more and give you results in a short time.
Find the field you want to work in
The world of programming is vast – web, software, AI, embedded, and much more.
One of the significant difficulties is to define what you want to do as a programmer.
It’s not easy for everyone, but choosing a topic and sticking to it can be a good motivation factor to practice daily.
For example, if you choose web programming, just focus on that. Even though it’s still a big topic, you removed software, AI, embedded, and everything else. That’s a good start.
To go further, you can choose between the front-end and back-end.
I’m telling you all this because often, when you start, you get demotivated fast because there are too many things, and you can’t focus on a specific theme.
A good environment
Something that can motivate you in your daily programming habit is a pleasant working environment. I do not recommend working in your bed. You’re going get tired easily.
Try to work at a desk or a table and do whatever you need to feel comfortable in that space. It will make you want to work more efficiently.