The subtle art of not losing focus as a beginner in tech.

I set up a challenge for myself and I try as possible to meet up.

You can set up challenges yourself or use sites such as codewars and hackerranks.

What to do when you’re losing focus and determination.

Photo by Mimi Thian on UnsplashIt is a common thing for anyone to go wool-gathering but it is very important to fall back in line as soon as possible.

Many thoughts about your capability and the worthiness of what you’re doing begin to come up.

Here are some ways you can get back on your feet.

Admire what people in your field have done, get excited: Sites like codepen.

io have gotten me back in track so many times after I visit and see how many awesome pens and project people who have learnt what I am currently learning have published, I get excited and rejuvenated and I get a good sense of motivation to keep going.

Things like this can help anyone who is struggling with concentration and lack of self-belief.

Other good sites anyone could visit are — Github, StackOverflow, JsFiddle, Plnkr and so on.

Join the community and engage in meaningful conversations about your field: Twitter, discord, slack and other social media are places where you can meet people in the community who are willing to mentor, help you learn and network with you as you go about your coding journey.

It is important but differs with so many people to have people who will constantly motivate you by encouraging you, discussing relevant topics that would boost your coding morale and ready to collaborate with you on topics and projects you or they are working on.

Join public challenges like the #1ooDayOfCode challenge on twitter: This kind of challenge is designed to make sure you code everyday for 100 days and tweet your progress as you go either encouraging others or for accountability sake.

This also indirectly make you form a coding habit, you meet like minded people and broaden your knowledge as well.

Attend Conferences and Meetups: This is also a very great way of getting back your lost commitment and focus.

Meetups are places where like minded individuals convene and discuss about the community, new ideas and solutions and also a means to connect with your peers and friends and enhance your experience.

There are many meetups each year in the tech community and you can attend as many as you can.

Speak to a Mentor: A mentor is a person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modeling positive behaviors.

Speaking to such person will enable you learn about their experience and how they have managed to become who they are today while passing similar experiences as you.

It is important to talk to someone who understands better and willing to assist you.

Overall, Coding is a very fun career path and or hobby.

There are also very great benefits for becoming one.

The average programmer earns around $59,000 to $112,000 per year.

A programmer’s life is also very flexible as you can choose to work from home as a freelance, maintain less-than-regular work shifts, as long as the projects you are assigned are completed on time, and so on.

There are so many benefits plus the fact programmer have the most loving and accommodating of all communities in the world.

It is a beautiful place to be.

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