How not to get distracted while learning something new ?

Venkatesh bellale on July 11, 2018

When i start learning something new, I usually get distracted and overwhelmed by the things created using that technology and exploring those thi... [Read Full]
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Keep a notebook next to you and write down the thing you want to look at later. Keep doing what you were doing, but now you haven't "lost" that idea, you've just filed it away. Then once you're done with what you originally wanted to learn/do, consult the list for the next thing.

Also works with browser bookmarks, dev.to reading list, github stars, medium bookmarks, etc. Just have some method of filing ideas so they are postponed rather than distracting you now.

 

1) Do yoga and physical exercise, it will help you reformat your brain.
2) Have a motivation for learning that new technology, ideally some project or product you want to create. That way you'll know which information to prioritize.
3) Start with small, working examples that use the technology you're trying to learn in an interesting way. Then, start putting those pieces together in larger contexts.
4) Have both purpose and fun and the rest will fall into place.

 

I make deals with myself. "No doing anything else until this thing I'm doing is finished". When I have that explicit internal dialog, it helps a lot.

 

Take it one blog post at a time, 1 book at a time or 1 course at a time. However you have chosen to learn

 

My problem is to not get distracted while reading a book as example so usually I sue the approach at the night or travelling so there are less temptation from internet.

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