Shortcuts for completing a lot of tasks is a must. Whenever we are burdened with a lot of work, or when we have to meet a deadline, it is advisable to use shortcut methods to complete the tasks. Though, using shortcut methods does not mean that you can compromise on any requirements of your work. It simply means finding out different ways to help you complete the task easily or in a better way.
Well, let’s get started with listing out these shortcuts for you! Here we go!
1. Use your own Old Code:
Well, if you are a programmer or a web developer, you would have worked on a few projects by now. And if you keep a backup of your old projects, it will definitely help you work on your next project! For example, if you designed a navigation menu for a website, you can use up the same source code, changing the styling as per the new requirement. I know, you might feel that a navigation menu is pretty easy and small thing to build, but every second of your time counts. Even if you can save 30 seconds of your entire time, on each small thing, it adds up to a pretty large amount of time. As it is said “Every penny counts!“, here “Every second counts!“.
2. Search on the internet for a similar solution:
You can search on the internet for solutions to similar problems, the one that you are working on. Doing this, would help you save a lot of time. It saves you the time to think about the task, develop an algorithm and implement it. If you find a piece of code online, which is free for you to use in your projects, and you feel you can increase its functionality, you can definitely do that and also share it with the internet community, which means you will be helping others make use of this shortcut as well.
Also, sometimes, you might just find already built libraries or plugins that you can simply import into your project and work on it. This saves a huge amount of time, always!
3. Never Stress yourself, keep calm:
One of the most important things that you can do it, not stress or over burden yourself. If you stress yourself, your mind might have trouble finding a solution for you, and a confused mind can never work as expected. It is important to have a calm mind in order to work properly, and in order to have a calm mind, the next two shortcuts would definitely help you.
4. Take regular breaks:
This might sound a bit strange, how can taking breaks, that is wasting programming time, be a shortcut for completing your programming task! Well, don’t be shocked. This is a simple shortcut that helps you have a calm mind. Sitting in front of the computer and working for a lot of time would definitely produce strain on you, and your eyes. And when you feel it, you would just force yourself to work. But, you can avoid this by taking a break from your computer time and doing some other things, or maybe household chores. You may go on a walk to relax yourself, or just have a cup of coffee! It helps, and when you return to work, you will definitely feel the difference in your productivity. I am sure it will go up, and not down.
5. Stay healthy and eat healthy:
For anyone, to complete a task, it is important to stay healthy. A healthy body means a healthy mind and which in turn means high productivity. By staying healthy, I don’t imply that you should join a gym or something, but you should definitely go for a daily walk, eat healthy foods (like fruits, green vegetables) and decrease the amount of junk food that you eat. It will definitely help you in increasing your productivity, maybe a little, but it will help!
Well, that’s all for now. I hope you follow these shortcut tips to complete your programming tasks in time. Stay subscribed to Slash Coding to learn more shortcut tips for various things. You can subscribe via RSS, our Facebook Page, or our Twitter Account. Also, you can subscribe via Email alerts, by just filling out the form down below. See you around! 😉