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I work, but not too long, come home tired, and want to do something. Programming, art, anything. I get stuck, hit a roadblock. And I just don't commit to much at all. As such, I haven't improved my skills much in years. I have a hundred abandoned projects. I can't get out of bed, what the heck

How do y'all stay   p r o d u c t i v e   ?

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@__najimakimoda

Everyone is different on how they keep themselves productive, but here are some tips I found to help remain productive.

(1) Set small daily goals. I try to set a goal to make an object(mesh) or texture a day.

(2) Don't rush your project. Rushing can lead to fatigue which can also lead to dropping your project.

(3) Start projects that you are interested in. Working on projects that you like can give a boost in your productivity. 

(4) Listen to music to help stimulate your creativity.   

 

Hope these helped :)

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2 minutes ago, Bigtiger said:

(1) Set small daily goals. I try to set a goal to make an object(mesh) or texture a day.

I have a suspicion that this is my big issue. I either don't do this, or when I do I set goals too ambiguous and vague [1].

It's not always cut and dry is my big problem. In your specific case, you break up your goal by making at least one texture a day. I'm trying to make a website for myself (I've done webdev and have started at least 7 personal websites over the past 5 years), but I'm completely lost on how to break it into manageable parts. When I decide "I only really want a very simple single-page site so I might as well just start working away!", I become overwhelmed with stress and lack of direction, as an example. It's crazy how something so simple becomes so... heavy 

Thanks for the insight :) lots to consider

[1] https://youtu.be/LO1mTELoj6o

 

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3 hours ago, __najimakimoda said:

I'm completely lost on how to break it into manageable parts.

Do you have a friend who has that sort of skill? Invite them to dinner and have a little planing session together.

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Well, maybe half a friend will do, you might find those on discount. And if they are good friends, they will put up with eating instant noodles too :P

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On 5/17/2019 at 5:01 AM, __najimakimoda said:

How do y'all stay   p r o d u c t i v e   ?

With the smell of a rotting apple.

Well, not me personally, I believe that was Ibsen. But if the things that help other people don't work for you, you still might find your personal approach/method. ;)

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