9 Habits of Highly Effective Programmers

9 Habits of Highly Effective Programmers

As A Programmer the biggest improvement in my life came when I realized happiness is just a product of good habits.

Say No by Default

say no to :

- excessive overtime
- impossible deadlines
- unsolvable requirements
- unclear requirements
- unreasonable requirements

"Your Mental Health Comes First"

Get Addicted to Learning

Put time aside daily before bed to read.

At first, it was tough to stay consistent - but the more you did it, the more its effects compounded.

If you get in the habit of learning from programming books, your learning rate becomes faster by default.

Prioritize Nature

A study of 20,000 people in the UK found that 120 minutes/week in nature improved health and well-being.

It's the planet's greatest healer.

The Ultimate Solution for Fixing Bugs : the nature

Morning Routine

• No Computer first thing
• A small win early (e.g. light exercise)
• Mind primed for deep work (e.g. by journalling)

Your morning is the stretching before the sprint.

Embrace Loneliness

Twice a month, I do something normally "social" alone.

I'll eat dinner, go to the park, or attend a movie by myself.

Solitude is an essential pillar to truly knowing yourself: it's the secret garden where self-discovery can bloom.

Choose Writing Over Complaining

Complaining isn't attractive - it repels ambitious people and fosters a negative mindset.

Write down your thoughts instead: you're forced to think slowly and deeply so your irrationality loses its edge.

Analyze them like you do with code .

Pay it Forward

Random acts of kindness boost well-being:

• Holding the door for someone
• Picking up trash outside
• Giving a compliment

The world's a closed system: if you send waves of positivity out, they'll find their way back to you.

Maintain Relationships

Programmers Don't Have to be Socially Awkward.

So schedule time weekly for thoughtful texts and calls to those you've neglected.

It's a couple of minutes with an ROI you'll measure in years.

"Don't Be like Eliot "

Focus on Your Health

I’m convinced most mental health problems are actually physical health problems. Everyone I know who:

• Eats well
• Exercises daily
• Drinks enough water

Take care of yourself , You're not an AI

Tech workers today are suffering from issues that no one talks about:

• Burnout
• Anxiety
• Toxic workplaces
• isolation

Geeks, pick yourself up. discordtree.com/view-4218