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#CNC2021 "Code More" Mission 3 Submission Thread

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After completing all the reading in your Mission 3 email, post what plan to do differently in your next coding sessions. What have you learned over the past two missions that might impact how you code in the future? Any changes you plan to make to your project tracker?

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Ella (she/her/elle)

That's a healthy attitude to foster! I struggle with hyperfocus, too, and forgetting the time while I'm deep in the hole. How will you ensure you stick to your time? Will you set timers or alarms? Will you set incremental alarms or something like a snooze to warn you that your time is up so you can wrap up enough to know what you're coming back to the next day, or will you do a hard stop?

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Donovan

I haven't really found a certain time slot for me tbh lol. The times I'm productive almost comes in these bursts of energy. I work 1PM to 10PM everyday so I try and fit exercise in the morning and coding at night. Having a project I tend to care about does seem to help.

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Ella (she/her/elle)

Thanks for the update, and nice one for stopping when your timer rang! Was it easier/harder than you expected? I totally feel that about incremental timers (I'm currently training myself not to snooze in the mornings, but it's tough!)

Wishing you the best for tomorrow when you start up again!

If you don't mind updating me with how this works out for you, I remain curious.

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Donna Chin

Hi Jason,

I'm with you on finding the discipline to stop when your timer shouts at you to stop haha. It is so hard to get out of the zone when you are finally in focus mode and then it takes forever to get back into it when you get distracted by small trivial tasks.

You got this Jason :).

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Dare Oloruntoba

I will stick with my present work sessions. I know I need to task my study/research time more serious than I did last week.

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Donna Chin

I realized there are a lot of unpredictable things that always tend to pop up without notice, especially with last-minute zoom meetings, readjusting to working on-site and reopening at my job, or having time to do necessary things like grocery shopping, making meals, and chores. When my routine gets thrown off like that, I tend to spiral into an unproductive mode because it takes a while to get back into it. However, this is out of my control, and in order to adapt better and be flexible, I am going to try to just pick the top 3 things out of my learning/building list and get those things done. I hope this takes away the anxiety and stress of needing to get things done and puts me into a better mindset of doing less but smarter and opens up more time if something short notice comes up.

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Eero Saarinen

I know this will be hard to achieve, but I try to stop working on my project at 8pm every evening. In the past I have slipped from this, and it has had adverse effects on my motivation the day after, possibly even further. So this one will be the biggest obstacle that I try to tackle.

On the actual programming side of things, there isn't anything to change. It's easy for me to concentrate on what I'm doing and not get sidetracked by emails or social media or anything else. Of course, I can't entirely control if I use more time on reading documentation than coding, but in the end it's still relevant to whatever feature I'm doing at that moment, so it's not wasted time.