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Re: Working Long Hours by justmondris: 4:04pm On May 06
Quietpain:
Hey guys!
I was going through the thread below and I was impressed and curious at the same time...

https://www.nairaland.com/6519071/remote-work-experiences-remote-worker

How do you guys stay on a particular project/work for at least 5 hours with maximum productivity without getting tired easily? I noticed must of you work long hours like you're computers.
Do you guys take caffeine or any stimulate to keep you charged to work a long time?
I'm been trying to learn some skills with my phone and I gas out easily. I'm not happy about this as I've given myself a timeline to master certain things but it's not pulling through.
How do I work long hours and become effective at the same time?

Maybe you should try using a laptop to learn the skill and also, don’t make the mistake most starters make in learning a new skill I.e trying to do 10 hours daily right from the very first day of learning the skill. Just go with your pace and start as low as 1hour or 30 mins daily and increase it gradually.

In learning any new skill, consistency is the secret to mastering the skill. Learning the skill 30mins every day is far more productive and better than learning it 15hours once a week.

That daily consistency will make your brain to fall in love with the new skill you are learning and you will start enjoying the new skill and become addicted to it.

Try this approach and you will be very proud of ur self after few months but don’t forget to give God all the glory

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Re: Working Long Hours by yusufu16: 4:12pm On May 06
Sheriman:
I even code more than 5hrs per day. What gave me that edge was a serene environment that is free from noises and any kind of disturbances.
There is always light and a very good New ASUS Laptop M409BA model of 8Gig Ram and 2 Gig AMD Radeon Graphics card.
Sometimes my neighbours thinks I have travelled because I hardly went out.
Programming is fun at the same challenging. I love it and I like it.

You are just like me bro. I make my millions in my room. Some people even think I do yahoo yahoo. Because I dont go out. I am always indoors with my laptop working.

Anytime I am tired I enter YouTube to watch comedy or listen to music.

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Re: Working Long Hours by Masturbator2020: 4:12pm On May 06
ProfAmaben:


Thanks for the advice. Money really has to be made. Working 3 tough jobs in different time zones with little sleep warrants excessive caffeine.
I understand bro..Bro spend some money to get some food supplements like deal sea oil..eat more fruits and vegetables bro.They will help you both now and in the future..Pls stop that coffee. Let's think ahead bro.
Re: Working Long Hours by yusufu16: 4:15pm On May 06
Masturbator2020:

I understand bro..Bro spend some money to get some food supplements like deal sea oil..eat more fruits and vegetables bro.They will help you both now and in the future..Pls stop that coffee. Let's think ahead bro.

Coffee is not totally wrong. Just take it in moderation. I take it when I want to work long hours in the night.
Re: Working Long Hours by ModestGal(f): 4:18pm On May 06
Wow
This post makes me feel people are lazy. I work non stop for 10hours on standing while doing dreads for people.
When I do graphics, I do from morning till night, when I'm sewing cloths I do from morning till night with only short breaks for prayers and when I'm not praying, then its a non stop till I finish.
I remember when i was in university, When I read, I read for 24hours with short breaks for solat and water.
If its by hardwork,I should be a billionaire by now,but I'm still not. Being wealthy ain't by hardwork

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Re: Working Long Hours by MT: 4:26pm On May 06
It is NOT healthy for you to be working long hours, sitting at a spot. It can destroy your lower back spine. While you have to work long hours, take a break every 30 mins to walk around. Don't be seated for a long hours at a spot. Just my advice.

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Re: Working Long Hours by Martialb1(m): 4:49pm On May 06
My guy for me environment na one great factor people don too underrate. If you are in an environment with serious programmers who code on a steady you'll find yourself coding for longer hours. Another thing my guy is ur DETERMINATION oooh. E no easy at all oooh so if u no get strong determination it might be difficult for you. And finally have a fvkin good playlist with great lofi beats, they help a lot and will help you too.
Wish you success

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Re: Working Long Hours by ProfAmaben: 4:54pm On May 06
Masturbator2020:

I understand bro..Bro spend some money to get some food supplements like deal sea oil..eat more fruits and vegetables bro.They will help you both now and in the future..Pls stop that coffee. Let's think ahead bro.

Thanks for the advice brother, my present supplement stack include:

I. Wellman
2. Vitamin C 1000mg
3. Zinc 1000mg
4. Fish oil for Omega 3
5. Reload for men (3x a week)
6. Creatine Monohydrate (to retain musculoskeletal mass i.e to prevent muscle wastage from long bouts of seating) etc.

Despite all these, I still feel very weak and tired, I hardly sleep well, the only thing that keeps me going is coffee, coffee itself has lost its potency in my system, I have to drink 6-9 cups per 8hrs of coding. It is not easy.

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Re: Working Long Hours by AntiAPC2023(f): 4:56pm On May 06
spartan117:
For me I don't code throughout the day. The maximum amount of time I spend coding a task at a stretch is 3hrs. After that I will take a break where I surf the internet, listen to music or sometimes even watch an entire anime episode. Infact I'm posting this message from one of my 'breaks' cheesy
biko make una help me learn programming na please.
Show me the way
Re: Working Long Hours by truthsayer009(m): 4:58pm On May 06
ModestGal:
Wow
This post makes me feel people are lazy. I work non stop for 10hours on standing while doing dreads for people.
When I do graphics, I do from morning till night, when I'm sewing cloths I do from morning till night with only short breaks for prayers and when I'm not praying, then its a non stop till I finish.
I remember when i was in university, When I read, I read for 24hours with short breaks for solat and water.
If its by hardwork,I should be a billionaire by now,but I'm still not. Being wealthy ain't by hardwork

Hardwork alone may not make you wealthy because you need a combination of things all together. You need a combination of luck or prayer, open mindedness, good decisions and friends who will constantly give you information.

Recognize your strength and capitalize on it, from what you wrote:

1. You can make clothes.
2. You can do media graphics.
3. You can read for long hours.

Which one of these can give you quick money and you're better at? Capitalize on that.

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Re: Working Long Hours by africonn: 5:19pm On May 06
Martialb1:
My guy for me environment na one great factor people don too underrate. If you are in an environment with serious programmers who code on a steady you'll find yourself coding for longer hours. Another thing my guy is ur DETERMINATION oooh. E no easy at all oooh so if u no get strong determination it might be difficult for you. And finally have a fvkin good playlist with great lofi beats, they help a lot and will help you too.
Wish you success
No one mentioned lo-fi till now, it's great

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Re: Working Long Hours by Ream4: 5:23pm On May 06
Oh
Re: Working Long Hours by ModestGal(f): 5:25pm On May 06
truthsayer009:


Hardwork alone may not make you wealthy because you need a combination of things all together. You need a combination of luck or prayer, open mindedness, good decisions and friends who will constantly give you information.

Recognize your strength and capitalize on it, from what you wrote:

1. You can make clothes.
2. You can do media graphics.
3. You can read for long hours.

Which one of these can give you quick money and you're better at? Capitalize on that.
I agree with everything you said except the word luck you mentioned. I am anti-luck person because its more of a negative than positive.
Meanwhile, non of those would make me a billionaire or even a millionaire. Would just keep me among average earners which I dislike, I'm currently ruminating on ideas that would make me a billionaire, if you have better suggestion, kindly give. Also,please don't mention prayers or any old beliefs that never worked for any Nigerian. I'm a realist
Re: Working Long Hours by ADAMUdaCOWBOY: 5:27pm On May 06
yusufu16:


You are just like me bro. I make my millions in my room. Some people even think I do yahoo yahoo. Because I dont go out. I am always indoors with my laptop working.

Anytime I am tired I enter YouTube to watch comedy or listen to music.

I am just beginning the journey into the world of data science. I am trying to summon all the will power I can.
Re: Working Long Hours by yusufu16: 5:35pm On May 06
ModestGal:

I agree with everything you said except the word luck you mentioned. I am anti-luck person because its more of a negative than positive.
Meanwhile, non of those would make me a billionaire or even a millionaire. Would just keep me among average earners which I dislike, I'm currently ruminating on ideas that would make me a billionaire, if you have better suggestion, kindly give. Also,please don't mention prayers or any old beliefs that never worked for any Nigerian. I'm a realist

Graphic designers abroad make millions of dollars bro. IF you are very good at what you do and you have the right attitude, anything you do will fetch you millions.
Re: Working Long Hours by alexbacker: 6:00pm On May 06
HalpyBee:
It takes discipline and motivation to work productively for long hours. With those two, you will deal with short attention span.

that's unfortunately kinda hard for me. I can't really concentrate for a long
Re: Working Long Hours by IdowuRufai: 6:24pm On May 06
First is the right mindset, then a good working environment will greatly boost your productivity. I can do very long hours of course with intermittent breaks if I’m full and the environment is right. Also, for some who get rewards or work done, that motivation will push you to get things done irrespective of the time spent.
Re: Working Long Hours by HalpyBee(f): 6:39pm On May 06
alexbacker:


that's unfortunately kinda hard for me. I can't really concentrate for a long
I can relate with that though. The level of urgency of a task automatically makes me focus. I once tried an application called "Forest", a productivity app that keeps you away from distractions and helps manage your time.

You can try setting deadlines for yourself to complete a task.
Re: Working Long Hours by truthsayer009(m): 6:52pm On May 06
ModestGal:

I agree with everything you said except the word luck you mentioned. I am anti-luck person because its more of a negative than positive.
Meanwhile, non of those would make me a billionaire or even a millionaire. Would just keep me among average earners which I dislike, I'm currently ruminating on ideas that would make me a billionaire, if you have better suggestion, kindly give. Also,please don't mention prayers or any old beliefs that never worked for any Nigerian. I'm a realist

Your perception became your reality and that doesn't mean the World runs like that, you need to change your mindset to a positive one.

The race is not to the swift, it may be a Bible passage but It works in every form of life even as an Atheist, It simply means you put in work and pray for luck. I know Junior Software Engineers that are being hired in Germany from Nigeria and people ask how? They are simply at the right place at the right time.

As @yusufu16 have said, If you are very good at what you do and you have the right attitude, anything you do will fetch you millions.

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Re: Working Long Hours by WinterMinter(m): 7:02pm On May 06
I'm intrigued
How do you do it?
yusufu16:


You are just like me bro. I make my millions in my room. Some people even think I do yahoo yahoo. Because I dont go out. I am always indoors with my laptop working.

Anytime I am tired I enter YouTube to watch comedy or listen to music.

Re: Working Long Hours by kellyace: 7:31pm On May 06
Ade4dayo70:


I'm a Chemist at OAU.

I'm recently working on a combo of two edible organic constituents in powder and liquid form that works like magic with no side effect at all.

I'll launch the product once ready!

Hey, I like this innovation. If you are open to receiving investment in commercializing this at scale pls send me a message request and quote this message to notify me.
Re: Working Long Hours by Jobia(f): 7:34pm On May 06
Sometimes you're so engrossed that you won't even know when the hours fly by wink
Re: Working Long Hours by 95seun(m): 7:35pm On May 06
Masturbator2020:

Caffeine may not be good for you on the long run brother.

Why ?
Re: Working Long Hours by 95seun(m): 7:54pm On May 06
ProfAmaben:


Thanks for the advice brother, my present supplement stack include:

I. Wellman
2. Vitamin C 1000mg
3. Zinc 1000mg
4. Fish oil for Omega 3
5. Reload for men (3x a week)
6. Creatine Monohydrate (to retain musculoskeletal mass i.e to prevent muscle wastage from long bouts of seating) etc.

Despite all these, I still feel very weak and tired, I hardly sleep well, the only thing that keeps me going is coffee, coffee itself has lost its potency in my system, I have to drink 6-9 cups per 8hrs of coding. It is not easy.

Bro since you’re already on Fish Oil, cut out the Wellman, Vitamin C and Reload For Men and get a good vitamin B complex. The easy explanation is they contain nutrients you need in barely there doses and a host of unnecessary fillers. Also get a good quality Fish Oil, it’s going to contain Vitamin C and D ... make sure you get at least 5000mg Omega 3 a day and 10000 iu Vitamin D a day.
Since you’re taking Zinc, you should add magnesium to regulate your body’s zinc and you’re also taking too much at 1000mg .. you should take between 25mg to 50mg a day. You’ll feel nauseous if you’re taking too much.
As a guy Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin D work synergistically and should boost your natural testosterone levels making you feel very good.
Supplement your coffee (caffeine) with L theanine, it makes the caffeine stimulant effect smoother with less jitters while increasing focus. L Theanine makes you calm, focused, zen .... also how many mg caffeine are in those 6-9 cups of coffee ?
Since you’re on Creatine, you might aswell workout to get the endorphins and maximize the creatine gains, it essentially just makes your muscle absorb more water and if you’re carrying that water weight while being sedentary, you’ll feel weaker compared to your normal baseline.
Re: Working Long Hours by ProfAmaben: 7:59pm On May 06
95seun:


Bro since you’re already on Fish Oil, cut out the Wellman, Vitamin C and Reload For Men and get a good vitamin B complex. The easy explanation is they contain nutrients you need in barely there doses and a host of unnecessary fillers. Also get a good quality Fish Oil, it’s going to contain Vitamin C and D ... make sure you get at least 5000mg Omega 3 a day and 10000 iu Vitamin D a day.

Since you’re taking Zinc, you should add magnesium to regulate your body’s zinc and you’re also taking too much .. you should take between 25mg to 50mg a day. You’ll feel nauseous if you’re taking too much.

As a guy Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin D work synergistically and should boost your natural testosterone levels making you feel very good.

Supplement your caffeine with L theanine, it makes the caffeine stimulant effect smoother with less jitters, L Theanine makes you calm, focused, zen ...

Since you’re on Creatine, you might aswell workout to get the Creatine gains, it essentially just makes your muscle absorb more water and if you’re carrying that water weight while being sedentary, you’ll feel weaker compared to your normal baseline.


Excellent analysis. Thanks for taking your time. The L Theanine you just mentioned, is it sold separately? What brand do you suggest? I want to get it tomorrow if possible.
Re: Working Long Hours by Quietpain: 8:03pm On May 06
justmondris:


Maybe you should try using a laptop to learn the skill and also, don’t make the mistake most starters make in learning a new skill I.e trying to do 10 hours daily right from the very first day of learning the skill. Just go with your pace and start as low as 1hour or 30 mins daily and increase it gradually.

In learning any new skill, consistency is the secret to mastering the skill. Learning the skill 30mins every day is far more productive and better than learning it 15hours once a week.

That daily consistency will make your brain to fall in love with the new skill you are learning and you will start enjoying the new skill and become addicted to it.

Try this approach and you will be very proud of ur self after few months but don’t forget to give God all the glory
Yes, I'll get a laptop before the year runs out. I'll see if I can get a Bluetooth keyboard along the way though.
The bolded is a solid point. I have issues with consistency though but I'll adjust so that I can learn even if it's one thing a day. I'm on the pathway and my brain keeps reminding that I have to learn something.
My relationship with God has become somewhat complicated but He is merciful.
Thank you boss.

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Re: Working Long Hours by Ade4dayo70(m): 8:04pm On May 06
kellyace:


Hey, I like this innovation. If you are open to receiving investment in commercializing this at scale pls send me a message request and quote this message to notify me.

Thanks for the commendation distinguished.

I'll definitely reach out to you ASAP.
Re: Working Long Hours by Quietpain: 8:08pm On May 06
jembalord:
@Quietpain
Phone will also get you tired and stressed out easily. You should get a machine for this.
True, it's been affecting my posture and I really get worked out.
Also, the distraction with other background apps.
'Machine' go show someday probably from the proceeds of the skills learnt overtime.
Re: Working Long Hours by Quietpain: 8:13pm On May 06
1x2x3:


Get yourself modafinil pill and 7hrs will be like 2hrs. No brain fatigue and you will get insane focus.
Hmmmmm...
Adverse effects include anxiety, insomnia, nervousness, headaches, nausea etc
Might try it out but I wouldn't wanna get addicted.
Re: Working Long Hours by 95seun(m): 8:14pm On May 06
ProfAmaben:


Excellent analysis. Thanks for taking your time. The L Theanine you just mentioned, is it sold separately? What brand do you suggest? I want to get it tomorrow if possible.

You should be able to get it at the same drug store/s you got your other supplements from, I got mine from Bulk Supplements though.
Re: Working Long Hours by Ade4dayo70(m): 8:15pm On May 06
ProfAmaben:


Thanks for the advice brother, my present supplement stack include:

I. Wellman
2. Vitamin C 1000mg
3. Zinc 1000mg
4. Fish oil for Omega 3
5. Reload for men (3x a week)
6. Creatine Monohydrate (to retain musculoskeletal mass i.e to prevent muscle wastage from long bouts of seating) etc.

Despite all these, I still feel very weak and tired, I hardly sleep well, the only thing that keeps me going is coffee, coffee itself has lost its potency in my system, I have to drink 6-9 cups per 8hrs of coding. It is not easy.

I've got a better solution for you distinguished.

You definitely gonna like it when i finally launch the product.
Re: Working Long Hours by Quietpain: 8:18pm On May 06
iJhoe:




What skills are you learning with your phone bro!!??
HTML and CSS currently. JavaScript, Python and others too can be learnt a phone.

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