Back 25 years in time, I clearly remember the pain and frustration of being lost in a subject. All those instructions (for, while, loops, attributions, etc) and recipes (algorithms) were completely greek to me. Several times I tried to quit, and I completely understand those who do not like programming.

Programming can be a challenging and frustrating experience for some people. It’s not uncommon for programmers to feel unmotivated or burnt out at some point in their careers. However, with a few simple tips and strategies, it’s possible to overcome these feelings and regain a sense of enjoyment in programming.

One key strategy is to set clear goals and focus on the end result. When you’re feeling unmotivated, it can be helpful to remind yourself of the reasons you’re programming in the first place and what you’re working towards. This can help you to see the bigger picture and stay motivated.

Another strategy is to break up your work into smaller tasks. Large projects can be overwhelming, so breaking them down into smaller tasks can make them feel more manageable. This can also help you to see progress and feel a sense of accomplishment as you complete each task.

It’s also important to take regular breaks. Programming for long periods of time can be mentally taxing, so it’s important to take regular breaks to give your mind a chance to rest. This can help to prevent burnout and keep you feeling fresh and focused.

My early days at the academy weren’t easy, but with some effort and persistence, I could come across. Today, I know tons of developers that are way better than me at coding, but the little I know is enough to solve some problems. So, don’t give up, trust yourself and nothing else matters 🙂

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