Coding everyday for at least 30 min. has gone on well so far, I have done it for 10 days in a row now.
I have diversified the goal, with a bit of everything: some web development, some CS homework/projects, some reading/learning. But I’m happy to say that I have not forgotten about the goal or dropped it off.
It’s easy to keep this habit for now, since my CS courses require homework/projects anyways, so I spend a lot of time there. Plus, I do a lot of web development for my other course as well. So I get far more than the minimum of 30 min. goal I have set myself for now. On some days, as I mentioned in my earlier posts, I code for 6-8 hours on a day.
Thus, I have decided to increase the length of coding from 30 min. to 1 hour/day.
Yes, it is important to start small, which is why I put 30 min. down, because I knew that even on days that I didn’t really code for my courses, I could still put in 30 min. of coding-related activities.
But now, I know that I can definitely put in more than that, and therefore have increased it to 1 hour a day. This will hopefully allow me to make the time for that 1 hour of coding per day, at a minimum, and therefore I will have to say no to other things. It’s more of a challenge, but that’s precisely why I made this change, to be challenged and (hopefully) be successful, which in turn will:
- boost my productivity
- boost my self-belief and morale
- improve my self-discipline
- improve my ability to say no
- improve my focus
- improve my skills and ability as a programmer
I’m excited to see what the next 7 days will bring. Let’s do this!
- Total 10/10 days
- Current streak 10 days
- Longest streak 10 days