What to do when you hit the wall

What to do when you hit the wall
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#1

I completed the random quote generator the first week of this month, after that I been working on 2 jobs, collegue and learning english. I dont have the same time and I am under pressure as I really want to advance in the FCC curriculum and keep learning.Currently I am stuck at the Weather App and I couldnt help myself to complete it.

1)Should I try to sit down, throw everything I made in the Weather App( that was just a simple html and js function to convert celcius to F) and start again from scratch taking my time to try to learn the API and how I can make it work.

2)Should I stop with the Projects for a while and start with the Intermediate Algorithms?.

3)Should I start with the backend and visualization to learn more?

4)Should I relax a little and spent some time watching the FCC videos to calm down?.

I am trying to do my best this year, I started in my local university and thanks to FCC and everything I learned in the holidays I have more knowledge of javascipt and web developing.

What you people recommend to do when you feel you cant advance?


#2

Just my humble opinions…

  1. If you can understand what you’ve done so far and it works and you still think it is a sound approach, then I would just pick up where you left off. Of course, you might learn something new or learn something better by starting again.

  2. I would be wary of jumping ahead. Not just because you may not have learned the concepts well enough but also sets a bad precedent that when you struggle, you just skip something.

  3. See #2.

  4. Definitely calm down. Just set some work goals (maybe use someone’s pomodoro) and make progress. Slow and steady wins the race. There are a lot of excellent videos out there to help you understand some of the concepts. And don’t forget to ask - just make the question specific.

Good luck.


#3

I can’t remember where exactly I got this advice, but it has helped me make very good progress so far. I’m paraphrasing because I can’t remember the exact wording either, but;

Even if you only have a few minutes a day that you can spare toward learning something, you will have improved just a little bit more each day. Eventually you will find that you have improved a lot.

Some days you can only spare a few minutes. At other times you can devote a few hours or even a whole day. Take advantage of whatever time you have to improve even just a little. Even just that little bit is progress in the right direction.

Some days I admit I fail at even just that little bit. I get sidetracked on something or need to take a little break. But this thought is often running in the back of my mind and I try to take advantage of moments to improve myself whenever I can.