Now that you have begun using Git I hope that you can see that it can be a really useful tool for researchers and programmers.
Consider using Git to version control your
- Research proposals
- Course / website material
- Research outputs (graphs, datafiles)
- Lab notes
- Software projects
As with all things, you will learn more about and become more comfortable with Git the more you use it. Taking a little pain now to add it to your workflow will give you a lot of benefit later on. At the very least it will save you from losing some work if your computer hard disk fails.