Hi, everyone I have been using freecodecamp for a while. I have realized that being productive all the time is overrated no one does it. It’s just hype in younger people of completing things faster without really understanding them. I have experienced this many times, there are tons of youtube videos telling people to learn programming in 3 months / 6 months and getting a job. They have pretty good strategies but viewers don’t understand that everyone has a different speed and style of learning things and everyone is different. By watching some youtube videos I started my so-called productivity routine it was good first fifteen days after that the things started getting overwhelming, I decided to take a day off from coding, I was again good for the next fifteen days, the cycle continued until the last month where things got really overwhelming I took 2 weeks off in those two weeks I realized where I went wrong
Here are my learnings::
teenagers often confuse consistency with productivity there is a huge difference between being productive and being consistent according to me you can be productive for a couple of days ( productivity is simply generating output based on inputs ) anyone can be productive only a few are consistent.
Everyone is different, I often compared myself to others ( to be accurate the youtube tutorials) it’s human nature to compare but while comparing you should compare your present with the past and have a goal for the future.
It’s okay not to be productive things take time and pushing them would take more time ( before my 2 weeks break I was on the 10th step after the break I went back to 5) by pushing yourself you either won’t understand what you learnt and instead of upgrading the skills, you will be stuck on doing the same thing again and again.
Focus and being consistent are the keys to learning anything and everything ( productivity is just an outcome ).
Things take time often our mind tricks us and makes us feel unworthy, slow and lazy and remember no one has figured life out.
This was my realization and experience till now.
You may have a different experience, opinions please feel free to share.