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How to get into programming mode October 4, 2007 8:52 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Have a ritual! Some morning I just want to stare at the computer and bemoan, "I’d rather be blogging." Today I have a video I want to make and other fun stuff like painting the kitchen but responsibility has to come first. How do you kickstart yourself? My ritual to start programming:

  1. Pour a cup of coffee
  2. Read a few blogs (get it out of the way) then CLOSE the feedreader
  3. Write a blog post
  4. Refill the coffee
  5. Light a stick of incense
  6. Get some music going
  7. Wear some ear plugs (kills the white noise and seems to make me focus better)
  8. Determine a milestone which will be my next break
  9. Begin typing like mad.

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1. GadgetGadget.info - Gadgets on the web » How to get into programming mode - October 4, 2007

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2. tim - October 4, 2007

i think i need to follow your routine more!

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