Programming Improvement 3 – Write down where you left off at the end of the day

One of the habits I recently added was to take time every night to plan out my next day.  I’m not using anything fancy – just a Word document with the date and a bullet-point list.

However, today I found an additional benefit from doing this.

Yesterday, when I left my client’s office, I was halfway through completing a chunk of code.  So I opened up my daily plan document and added a note of where I left off, and what I still needed to do.

This made it easier to get back into the code today.  I didn’t waste time trying to figure out where I left off and where I needed to start.

 

Today’s improvement: When I finish working on a project, immediately write down the next tasks for it on my “To Do” list.

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