DEV Community

Cover image for 5 Tips that can help Developers Reduce Programming Anxiety

Posted on

5 Tips that can help Developers Reduce Programming Anxiety

In the workplace, there is always a pressure of performing a number of tasks in a specified time span. But it is much worst in the case of developers who need to meet the company requirements and project delivery deadline. While maintenance of the project, solving errors and handling organization queries, it becomes hard for programmers to drive a lot of work side by side. It gets even harder for a developer to work under pressure.

As a developer is answerable to a number of departments in the organization, the workload and constant changes leave a lot of stress on a programmer’s mind. The worst thing is, that no one understands it and is unaware of the burden developer face.

Managing full-stack software development, while ensuring front-end, back-end, and security aspects, it gets difficult to solve issues emerging at the delivery time. Developers feel himself in the spotlight which triggers the anxiety to a higher level. Its main disadvantage is, a developer cannot give his best in that situation.

To manage the volume of work, instead of complying with a stressed programming environment, a developer should follow some tricks that can combat the load of work and helps in reducing programming anxiety.

1. Set Achievable Deadlines

Set a timetable with your all tasks to be done at a specified time period. Especially when you are jumping into the implementation of new technology, it requires time to properly grasp the concepts and apply them in your project. For this one thing is, that the developer should boost up his learning process. Secondly, set the deadline in which he feels comfortable in understanding and absorbing the technicalities of certain technology, algorithm, API or programming language.
Many times, at the delivery time, unexpected issues delay the project. This leaves a bad impact in front of an organization. To mitigate such issues, the developer should decide a deadline in which he feels he can come up with something in running form that is error-free and secure.

2. Take Workload as a Challenge

As you are struggling in your profession of a developer. You must know the tricks to fit yourself in such an environment. A developer is responsible for a lot of obvious and hidden functionalities that can impact the organization directly or indirectly. It can be issues related to GDPR compliance, API use, third-party services, software performance, security, etc. For all these, the developer is answerable. This is inevitable. The need is to shape yourself according to the environment. A developer should have skills to manage all aspects and departmental queries properly by taking it as a challenge. This is the time to show up and not let anyone underestimate your technical skills.
Trust in yourself, take your work as a challenge.

3. Think Positive

In any organization, it is necessary to take things positively instead of criticizing and taking things in mind. It is just extra overhead. Never let stress become your natural living state. Keep organizational matters and criticism light. Believe in self-actualization and react to the difficulties evenly.
This needs a little practice. Developers have to bear critiques and answer that criticism while coming up with your extraordinary work.

4. Share Your Feelings

This trick is quite helpful in getting relaxed. Plan meetups with your friends, family, and colleagues. Share your feelings with them. Your honest company will definitely make you feel special and suggest you fight against the stress. Spend some time out of the office and talk to the ones you feel trustworthy.
It is even more devastating to suppress your stress and keep it hidden from everybody. Spill it out, share with people and feel relieved. This really works.

5. Do Exercise Regularly

Well, this trick needs extra effort. But, it is really helpful in reducing stress and regulating your mood. Also, it gives you confidence, during and after the exercise. You feel easy while sitting on your chair and doing work. Reduces negative thoughts regarding people and their criticism. You would like working on your own with self-satisfaction and the element of mindfulness.

All these tricks and tips can help you succeed in your profession. Also, by ensuring better practices, you would be able to rank yourself in your organization based on professionalism. It is necessary for the developer to work in a stress-free environment and cope with all the issues in an efficient way. This is fruitful both for the organization and a programmer.

Top comments (0)