How do people focus on what they’re doing with their (dev) life?

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I know 2020 has been a super weird thing for everyone. This year was always gonna be strange for me as I was moving from being a freelance web developer to a full-time stay-at-home-Dad (SAHD). Last time when I was a SAHD for our eldest child my dev game dropped quite significantly and I found it quite hard to get my head back into that space when I returned. WebDev also moves frighteningly fast which adds to the challenges. This time around I have definitely put more time and energy into keeping my eye on the industry; what it is doing and where it's going. Beyond listening to podcasts and reading articles I am not sure what to do next.

One thing that I am more confident in this time around is that I know my web dev strengths are in HTML and CSS. This can be a hard skill to sell oneself, especially in a small job market like Otāutahi where I am based. I think it is smarter to work on that than try to become a Javascript expert.

I just can't figure what I need to do next. I am having trouble getting focused. Does anyone have any simple tips or tricks? The simpler, the better.

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