100 Days of Code: Day 47

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I gave myself a time-based goal instead of a task-based goal, and the results were surprising.

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1526680382655{margin-top: 15px !important;margin-bottom: 60px !important;padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_column][vc_progress_bar values=”%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Progress%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2247%22%2C%22color%22%3A%22blue%22%7D%5D” title=”100 Days of Code, Round 1″ percentage_value=”27″ title_color=”#3e3e3e” bar_color=”#1b7da9″ track_height=”20px” track_color=”#e7f6fc” m=”20″ extra_class=”” units=”%”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Goals For Today:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”16″ icon_margin=”20″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^4091|url^https://www.blissfullemon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/done.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^done|description^null”]Work on the Basic Algorithm Scripting section at Free Code Camp for 90 minutes or more[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list][vc_column_text]Every weekend, I am genuinely surprised when Sunday night rolls around and it feels like I never really had a weekend at all. I absolutely love what I am doing right now, not just with my daily coding challenges but also with my updates in ye olde trusty blog.

BUT…

I have a really bad habit of becoming consumed with the things that I do, and I tend to let everything else kind of fall by the wayside. Housework? What housework? Yard work? What yard work? I don’t need to buy groceries this month. Or pay bills. Or eat, sleep, etc.

Okay, yeah, it’s not that extreme, but you get my drift. I want to put 100% into everything I do, and that sometimes means I don’t put any time into me.

I keep telling myself that I am going to give myself only a few hours a day Saturday and Sunday for coding, then spend the rest of the time doing other things that need to be done (or just relaxing). But then I end up spending all day coding when I know I am not supposed to.

So, today I decided to try something a little bit different. I decided to give myself an actual time goal instead of a task-based goal. I knew it would probably take me a while to finish these last algorithm scripting challenges, so I gave myself 90 minutes to do what I could, after which time I would finish up whatever problem I was working on, post this update, and move on with my day.

I am actually kind of surprised by the results. I did not finish all the challenges today, but I did make it through a few of them and I don’t feel guilty at all about stopping. Even yesterday, I felt bad because I wanted so badly to make it through this whole section, and that was after spending most of the morning and afternoon coding. Today? Not so much. I gave myself a goal, which I met and exceeded by around 20 minutes (the last problem was a little tougher than I thought it would be).

And now? I can go relax. I can enjoy the rest of my day, let my mind take a break, and come back fresh and ready to do more tomorrow.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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