How to improve logical thinking for better programming career?

Logical thinking is the main part of programming. If you are a programmer, then it is important to have good logical thinking skills. So, how could you improve your logical thinking skills? Let's find out.

1. The conditional statement

Programming is more about conditions and looping. To improve logical thinking, start to think conditionally such as Yes or No, True or False. Try to question yourself or solve problem as a conditional statement such as if... then else... it's very helpful to improve your conditional reasoning power.

2. Think like a machine

The machine didn't understand anything because it works on the instruction which we gave. To solve a problem, give instructions and try to follow the order. Here, instructions are nothing but a logic. Machine oriented thinking will help you to write logic in a program.

3. Solve logic puzzles

Try to solve riddles and puzzles from newspaper or in modern mobile app. Don’t get disheartened if you can't solve them at first attempt or take a long time to solve them. Remember that you are in the process of learning and improving skills. Your brain will be trained to think differently with every puzzle that you try to solve.

4. Figure out someone else code

You will find many different code to solve a single problem on the Internet. Try to understand all the different logic in the programs. When you have understood why it was written that way, then try to improve that logic or implement that to solve different problem.

5. Try to solve problems by writing code

Start by writing code in your favorite programming language for simple problems. Proceed with small and medium size difficulties and then go tough complex ones. When you try to solving any problem, then try to understand it first, and analyse the possible solutions, short out the most basic elements of the problem and then start solving. This will help you to slowly improve your logic building skill.

6. Break complex problems into simpler

In the programming career, programmers face many complex problems in their day-to-day work. Try to visualize the complexity of the problem. Then break it into simpler modules or basic problems and solve it. It will improve your logic building thinking.

7. Change your lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle is very important for proper functioning of the brain. Eat healthy food, take sound sleep and live stress-free life, it will lead to better thinking and positive response in terms of logical thinking.

8. Read books

Apart from reading programming book, start reading books on analytical thinking, problem solving, reasoning, aptitude, logic building, discrete mathematics, lateral thinking, combinatorics and also love.


For achieving or improving logical thinking skill, practice in the key feature. So keep practicing your programming and logical thinking process.