Want to become a Happy and Productive Programmer? Use these 5 techniques from Psychology

How Ideas from Human Psychology can help Programmers?

Do you want to program at your peak performance? Do you want to enjoy programming job? What are the tricks to get unstuck from hard problems? How can you push your cognitive capabilities? Turning into Psychology can tell us answers.

Like a hero of a movie, the programmer’s life has villains, diversions, fights, and emotions. Are you ready to become a programming hero?

Achieve Flow State

In the famous book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi reveals that the secret for achieving Peak Performance is doing work in an optimal state called flow.

Flow is optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and capable of performing at top level. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and completely > involved in an activity for its own sake.

Flow also happens when a person’s skills are fully involved in overcoming a challenge that is just about manageable, so it acts as a magnet for learning new skills and increasing > challenges.

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