S.O.S. – I’m tired of programming
You always feel tired at work and no longer fancy to work? Do not even want to look at the code in free time? Do you think if you have chosen the right specialty for yourself? Then this article is for you.
These problems are probably the most common for programmers. There are a variety of reasons:
- The uncomfortable environment at work;
- Monotonous tasks;
In the past, you may have been ignited, you wanted to learn everything. As soon as you started working, you began watching various programming lessons online, attend courses, workday by night. It also happens that the environment at work is not very pleasant – you have to work with people who only seek to benefit themselves, are not inclined to work in a team, climb up one another and constantly blame others. Or maybe you get the same task each year and “bake” the same “pancakes” day after day. The result – like a thunderstorm from the clear sky – the desire to program has disappeared.
The days have become gray, you feel uncomfortable at work, everything is no longer interesting. No programming, nothing is working (for us, programmers, this feeling is well known), terms press and the project manager is already spinning his teeth behind the back. It seems that colleagues are developing and growing as “yeast” and you are standing still, still trying to write your first program … Finally, you start thinking about whether you are in the right place, maybe better elsewhere, maybe you did not turn your way in your life.
The best solution is a personal project
Your personal project can be anything – site, application, plugin or module. Maybe you have an idea that hasn’t seen the light of the day and is on the notebook for several years now? Most importantly is that your project would appeal to you, you would like to implement it and work on it. Yes, developing an idea that meets these criteria is very difficult and often takes a long time. With the idea, it is important to clearly decide which audience the project will target – just you, your friends, or perhaps all Internet users. The next step is minimal valuable product planning. This means deciding what you want to achieve and setting minimum goals. Planning an MVP is important for achieving the goal. Without MVP, there is a high probability that you will never finish the project and ultimately decide to quit it. With MVP, you only have to choose the tools that will be used to implement the project and get to work.
Initially, it may seem that a personal project will not solve the problem, but all the pluses will be seen only after the creation. If you only allocate a project to yourself, you will create a tool for yourself, no one will look over your shoulder and will not criticize. In one way or another, your project should perform some function or help in some situations, such as saving time.
If the project is for a circle of friends or for all Internet users, the experience will be different. Here you can get criticism, suggestions, tips, which is very motivating. If your project user offers some fixes – people use it and are interested in project improvement. Evaluate incoming suggestions and advice – it’s a real motivational fuel.
By implementing such projects, you are improving in your field. It is no secret that such knowledge does not go in vain. From personal experience I can say that more than once I have benefited from what I have used, done and now know how it works.
In addition, you will relax with your personal project, regain strength, desire to learn new technologies and improve old knowledge. In the course of your project, you will find gaps or ideas that can be adapted to something new. The result is a return to the desire to program and improve. And that was our goal 🙂
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