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I wouldn't say you're doing anything wrong, per se. You have an awareness that you draw energy from others instead of from within. Your personality is more extroverted than introverted. Instead of looking at it as if you're doing something "wrong" think of how you can use this awareness to place yourself in situations where you can achieve your goals. For ...


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I am not a natural born programmer, but it is something that I have taught myself to tolerate and even enjoy at times. Here are a few things that helped me: 1.) find out which part of programming most interests you. "Programming" is such a large topic. Do you enjoy working with databases, creating web services? Then the "back-end" might be more your cup ...


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As I see it (and I'm no expert), there are two possibilities. Find a strong enough motivation to overcome your depressive mood. Unless you're in a catatonic state, there's a possibility you could find a strong enough incentive to actually propel you forward. It could range from "If I don't get up, those cute puppies will die" to "I swore an oath to make ...


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Sounds like you feel unmotivated when you're not with people. It's perfectly natural that our main motivations are connected with the people in our lives. When you are with people you experience your motivation in a very direct, clear way. The 'problem' seems to be, what's happening to that motivation when you're alone? It might be that the things you're ...


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Programing can be fun. Especially if you like Math and Languages - you are likely the type of person who can enjoy programming. But it can be very frustrating at times as well. The most important in making the new activity likeable is to achieve the so called Flow state - when tasks that you perform are hard enough to be interesting, but easy enough to be ...


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When it comes to programming we're on the same page, I am somewhat a starter in programming and often times I find myself feelings stupid too, thinking how on earth did people manage to learn it. I may not be an expert yet So my advice won't be technical but an advice that will keep you going. Don't give up. As Anthony Liccione said "Don't give up because ...


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I dislike that part of your speech when you said "I feel like I'm too stupid to learn". NO YOU ARE NOT STUPID ! Please,Try be kind with yourself and avoid those Self-deprecating thoughts. You probably are not mediocre. Check this slides from a presentation about the impostor syndrome. And see this video, that's helps me a lot . Not knowing about a specific ...


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As a passionate programmer I suggest for you to look at the amazing things that you can do with programming: Computer will folow your words, you are his master. The math is language of nature, but programming is language of the machine. If you start a company you only need a computer witch is like free ;) The programming tutorials are the bigest and all ...


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You're getting something for doing nothing. Right now, you have no reason to change what you're doing: nothing. You'll change: if you want to, or if you're forced to. Neither method is pain-free. You've allowed your work ethic (whatever it was before the welfare kicked in) to atrophy. Getting it back, even if you want to, will take a lot of effort. ...


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When I have to, or want to, do things that I do not take much pleasure in-- or that I find myself losing interest in very quickly-- I give myself a timer. Tell yourself, I'm going to work on this hard problem for ten minutes, 20, an hour! You can work your way up. Or start big. If the problem is going to take many hours, or days, or months, then you need ...


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I think the thing about programming that makes life hell is that it take up a lot of time! It need focus to do well at it! And it also comes with all kinds of challenges and I think that is what most of the programmers love. I think programming sucks as a job! It is much better if you take it as a hobby! It sucks because it takes a lot of focus and time! ...


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While you mention trying nearly every medication on the market, you didn't state if this was all through a single doctor or not. Having a bipolar partner and having done a ton of research on the topic (as well as personal experience), I'd say find a different doctor who specializes in bipolar disorder. If your medications are not working right now, perhaps ...


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Why do you program if you don't like to program? Do you work with programming? If so, how did you end up with such a job? Either way, I think it's good to understand the nature of programming. When you're doing something familiar, you're working very fast, and when doing something new, you'll spend a lot of time. This means that you'll spend a lot of time, ...


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Sleep Get solid sleep (at night preferably for me) Exercise Get good exercise. Run if you can, or look up bodyweight calisthenics. Half hour a day is about a good number, a little more maybe, but no less. Food Eat balanced meal. I prefer no carbs my body works best when I eat mostly salads and veggies with a some protein added. Meat if thats for you or ...



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