NO PAIN - NO GAIN
This is not only valid for training in the gym. From time to time it's important to leave your comfort zone to get into latest technology, especially when you're employed at IT.
Recently, while idling around on twitch, I found a guy who does live coding for a unity 3d game. Not only that you can watch him code, you can play WHILE he's coding.
Recently I was searching for a Kanban board to manage my daily tasks inside the company. As the company has a focus on security, I am not allowed to use online tools like trello or so and to be honest, I really wouldn't want to give that data away.
Do you know that issue, when a program could do a small job pretty quickly and you setup a new C# Project in Visual Studio, hack some stuff in, run it and never touch that project again?
Then LINQPad is the right thing for you! You can run C# Code without setting up a whole project and get your results in a sexy textbox. Check it out, it's absolutely worth it!
Edit: I really don't know why every recommendation I write sounds like an advertisement.
It's hard for IT guys to stay up to date because everything moves pretty fast. Having kids and a lot to do around the house makes this even harder than just searching for motivation when being bored.
I recently opened a project and realized it was a pleasure maintaining this project and understanding the code because there were meaningful variable names, easy code structures and comments on the right stuff (admittedly that comment thing needs to be refactored). That was my first experience of this kind because I created the project after reading the Book 'Clean Code' from Robert C.