We all want to be productive, because it helps us reaching our goals more quickly. We also want to be efficient, because then we have more time left for other things in life. Being efficient when working on a computer also means putting less stress on your body, by using the right tools to reduce … Read more4 Productivity Tips for Programmers
I’m kind of a productivity nerd. I really love reading articles, books and blog posts about tips and techniques that help me get more done, beat procrastination and improve efficiency and motivation. And while there are lots of different approaches and not everything works for everyone, one common theme is always present: The importance of … Read more3 Tips to Stay Focused While Coding
For the last >150 days since I started my Youtube channel, I have released a new video every single day (although sometimes after midnight). And since I learn the programming concepts I teach there in the process of making these videos, this also means that I had to research extensively about a topic more than … Read moreHow to Use Google to Solve Your Programming Questions
I am a big fan of audio learning material, because you can really tap into unused time that you would otherwise spend listening to music or just mind wandering. I always make sure that I have at least 1 audiobook and several podcasts on my phone so I can listen to them while driving, washing … Read more5 Audiobooks and Podcasts That Help You Become a Better Programmer While Washing the Dishes
As I already explained in my Incremental Progress over Intense Sprints blog post, I think it is much better to make steady, incremental progress rather than going super hard for short periods of time and eventually burn out. If you can combine both, perfect, but don’t confuse the initial boost of motivation that you always … Read moreWant to Learn Programming? Do a Little Bit Every Day!
As a fan of MMORPGs, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of approaching life like a game/RPG for years now. Just think about how much effort we voluntarily put into a game to make progress. I mean it’s literally hard work for hours on end over months. And not only that we don’t get any … Read moreHow a Gamified Approach to Life Helps Me to Be Happier and More Productive
Since I’ve discovered my motivation to achieve something in life rather than just wasting my time with leisure, bad nutrition and alcohol in my early 20s, I’ve always wanted to be one of those guys that say about themselves, that they work “really really hard”. You know, like Gary Vaynerchuk, Elon Musk or any other … Read moreIncremental Progress over Intense Sprints
The Pomodoro Technique became pretty popular in the productivity area and it is a great tool to beat procrastination and get work done. For anyone who doesn’t know what the Pomodoro Technique is: It is a time management strategy where you work in 25 minute sprints followed by a short 5 minute break. After 4 … Read moreWhy I Don’t Use the Pomodoro Technique for Coding