Make time to learn coding: Efficient tips

June 03, 2022 by Pragya Bansal

In today’s fast-paced world, we are often stretched so thin with our schedules that we can barely find time to learn a new skill, like coding. This is, unfortunately, the reality for many people around the world who are balancing learning with other responsibilities including a full-time job, childcare, and a social life.

Well, here is where Vivacoder wants to help. We provide flexible courses that not only build your skills but also help you progress in your career. You can create your own schedule, determine weekly targets based on your schedule, and even set attainable goals.

At Vivacoder, we understand that learning coding takes discipline; but how do you make time for learning this skill when time seems to be slipping through your fingers?

We may come across people and instances who simply tell us to learn whenever we can, but we know that it is much easier said than done. Therefore, to provide you with an extra dose of motivation, we have curated research-backed tips that can help you organize and optimize your learning schedule. Make time for developing new skills with these tips:

Choose the right time of day for learning

Research has found that there are specific times in a day where our brain is primed to acquire information. For most people, the prime learning time is between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm and again between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Everyone’s schedule is different, and it is important to be mindful of your own schedule and personal preferences. So, you can decide a specific time of the day for learning and stick to it.

Space out your sessions

Research has shown that spreading out study sessions can improve your long-term memory of a subject as compared to cramming information in one go. When you give yourself time to revisit the course material that you studied a while ago, it can help solidify new knowledge in your brain.

Looking to space yourself productively but are not sure where to begin? Vivacoder’s courses provide practice sessions that can help you learn as well as relearn while you continue to develop your skills. For more assistance on how you can efficiently learn coding, you can talk to our course advisors.

Sleep on it

Research has also found that getting a good night’s sleep is essential to retain information and learning.

The power of memory-building with sleep has been underestimated. When asleep, your brain cements certain information and memories. Take this as your sign to get that much-needed sleep while on your journey to learn how to code.

Exercise when you can

Research has proven multiple cognitive benefits of exercising, especially when it comes to memory. One study, specifically, pointed out that conducting mild physical activity for 10 minutes (such as yoga or walking) can help improve the memory processing part in the brain.

Moreover, another study highlighted that just 2-minutes of moderate-to-high-intensity workouts helped boost planning, critical thinking skills, concentration, and learning memory in young adults.

Read aloud

Research has shown that reading aloud can help retain information as compared to reading silently or listening to someone else read the text at hand. Reading aloud, be it processes or a specific way to design a program, can help them be more distinct in your memory.

Stay patient with your progress

Not everyone progresses at the same pace. Someone who wants to learn coding to change careers may take longer to complete a course as opposed to someone learning for fun, as the former group will have lesser time on their hands as compared to the latter.

While it is great to have a long-term goal for your career in the coding industry, there are smaller coding milestones that you can celebrate along the way such as writing your first code, completing your first project, or even adding another programming language to your tech stack.

Take your own time and stay patient with your progress.

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Located in Dubai, UAE, Vivacoder aims to provide coding courses that can help you kickstart your journey into the interesting world of coding.

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