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Discussion on: What is the hardest thing about learning to code?

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Dan Vega

First off you need to know that everyone from newbies to developers with 20+ years of experience has the same problem you're facing. The first thing you can start with is learning on the job. Try to find time at work to keep your skills up to date. Sometimes employers have a fixed number of $ they can allocate to training and conferences. You can also find ways to introduce technology that you want to learn about into new or existing projects.

My only other advice is to maintain a healthy work-life balance that you're looking for. Learn when you can but there is always going to be something new you might want to learn. The better balance you have in life, the easier it will be to want to learn something without feeling the need to. Good luck in your journey and with that ill leave you with one of my favorite quote of all time.

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi