My anxiety is kicking in again.

I want to build something meaningful outside of work but my mind is blank, I have no ideas to implement, and whenever one pops up in my head, I DDG it, I find that there's someone who already built something similar and I lose all interest.
I want to code, but I'm tired of solving fictional problems.
I miss being excited to learn a new tech, since I know I would ditch it if I can't find anything to build with it.

This is causing me to lose all motivation to code and learn, I really hope this is just a phase 。゚・(>﹏<)・゚。

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    Girl, don't care and search for any other project with the same goal online.
    Just do it. Even if it's a duplicate. Keep doing it.
    You may even be able to improve these projects in the future. It just has its advantages.

    Don't let yourself stop from doing it.
    You have to fight your enemy.: Yourself.
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    I can relate to you on this 😑😑
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    A shitload of projects are not the first of their kind and many people don't care (myself included). Don't let other projects get you down, instead focus on surpassing them.
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    @-ANGRY-CLIENT- @YouAreAPIRate I guess you guys are right, but it's easier said than done and I really hate reinventing the wheel, it's hard keeping the motivation when you see that the idea you just had was implemented years ago, and that project has many users and stars ... *sigh*

    @yendenikhil I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing this
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    @uuid hey, at least you have ideas, i didn't have anything in the last few months. I still have 4 pi's lying around unused.
    And what ideas did you have? And how can you lose the fun of seeing your own code grow?

    Note to me: plant brackets in dirt and grow lisp
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    @uuid I agree with most of your points. It happens to me too, I don't like reinventing the wheel, if an app works and I don't have enough ideas to bring something new or make it 10x better I try to stay away from developing.

    But that said some apps depend on your location as well, globally there maybe an app v strong in the market , but in your location/country it might work if you identify the problems and fix it and market it for your country.

    If you have an idea identify the merits, issues and do a small market analysis where you talk to some normal users (not devs) and get some feedback and it may help you decide.

    Hope it helps and hope I see some projects by you I the near future.
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    From what I heard you shouldn't seek the perfect idea for your project. Instead seek an interesting semi-perfect idea but make it good! 👌

    Who nowadays makes something which is completely new? Nearly no one. Is that bad? Nah.
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    @uuid one thing that works for me is to do a mental context switch and try something else for a while. Like economics. History. Art appreciation. Music. It's a fantastic way of coping with this kind of stuff because
    a. Your brain keeps chewing on ideas in the background
    b. You get to learn new stuff
    c. Who knows, you may find an application for your skills that you never knew existed (I didn't know econometrics had so much programming, for example).
    Just go out there and explore new stuff.
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    I have ideas, but i'm fucking too lazy, or i just can't implement it.
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    The best thing you can do is to analyze your work environment.
    By human nature some of the stuff we do is either easily automated by a program, or at least having 5 stuff executed in order depending on the situation, but we do it by hand anyway.
    Look around and see what can be automated.
    CI and CD is the first stuff, than handling management stuff, repetitive boring stuffs are also a good candidate.
    Work it out, how can you create something that can be used this way.

    It will not only give you meaning, since most of the people already demanding this without their knowledge, but you would be recognized for this.

    I hope this helps you
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    @AlpineLinnix oh hi
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    @AlpineLinnix pfff no u
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    @AlpineLinnix wanna see a Slovak among Sweds?
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    @YouAreAPIRate I don't always have ideas pouring in, that's why when I get one, I get all excited but when I find it's already implemented, it destroys me.

    @peacefrog @BambuSource indeed, I do realize no idea is totally new nowadays, I'll make sure to keep that in mind, thank you mates.
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    @rEaL-jAsE I know all of that, that's why I'm anxious, I know I shouldn't be thinking that way but I can't help it. I think what @RememberMe said is correct, I need a mental context switch, something new at this point would really help.
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    @kovyfive we do have CI/CD setup at work, most of things are automated, but I'll make sure to observe if anaything can be automated, thanks mate.
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    I've written a link shortener and a geoip tool recently because I hate rate limits and wanted to build one myself anyways.

    If you want to build a service or product which already exists, build it anyways and make it even better!
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