How to gain back your lost momentum



Have you ever lost passion about programming ? Is it bothering you to lose your motivation to complete your work in time ? If you have experienced it, please don't be upset, the things happen for anyone at anytime.

Imagine that your fire has fade out, instead of wondering why or being desperate, the best way is to sit down and take a deep breath. After all your fire has gone, the only thing that matters is how to light it up again.

It's certainly not an easy task to do, still it is plausible. Don't be rush, you can do it.



Try to read books


Let me restate it: you are not the first developer to lose passion, not the last one to lose it as well. You are not alone in this mission. Millions has faced that problem and they have overcome that. The best thing you can do is try to learn them.

That's why i suggest you to try to read books. Please try out Apprenticeship Patterns of Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye. This book contains full of meaningful advice for all developers that would guide you to the path from a newbie to an expert in programming, how they experience the problems, how they resolve it.

Spend time with your colleague


The worst thing you can do in despair is to spend time alone and suffer it. If you're still not surrounded by some good colleague, you should find a community by joining meet-ups, hosting events and presentations. Optimum point is to have a real friendship, still random online conversations is good enough to overcome this point of time.

Make sure that your goal is not to bother other people, drag them into your despair dept nor create a hopeless society. No. The goal is to share your concern, listen to their confession and finally find out what is killing your passion toward programming.

Sometimes it's good to have a mentor. Not only he can be your instructor but also he can play the role of outside pressure that keeps you in the game long enough before you even consider to quit.

Change we need


One of the reason that you might lose interest is boring. If you are developing for a company over a decade, maybe you get stuck in a dead end job. Your coding parts is simple and frequent makes no use of your great mindset, the things you need to do is to explore another fields. learning other languages, challenging your skill by developing an algorithm... You would be surprise of how your energy would increments drastically facing to new problems...

Exercise your way to a good health


Health is underrate for most developers. The fog covered your blue mind might be cleared by only a glass of water. Lack of exercising may cause to tiresome. Try to regain your sleeping habit and rest frequently. Outdoor activities are saving grace for your indoor work.


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