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Please tell me I'm not the only lazy bastard that spends all week dreaming of the weekend to finally work on some personal projects and when it finally arrives as soon as I launch the IDE my motivation goes down to -100 and I spend the rest of the day watching random videos on YouTube as always dreaming of the next weekend to finish that awesome idea I had 5 years ago...

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  • 9
    You're never alone.
  • 9
    This started happening to me since the start of this year. I don't know how to workaround it. So you are not alone
  • 6
    Try breaking down what you want to do in tiny chunks. It should be easier to get started.
  • 1
    Yeah you are !! cause I already started working on mine
  • 3
    Make yourself a detailed todo, then you can always tinker with something little and over time it'll all come together
  • 2
    I would suggest that instead of watching random YouTube videos, si on a couch and embrace boredom. If you get bored, work on the project.

    Also, set aside some time specifically for the project, like at 2 pm you're gonna work till 4 pm.
  • 5
    I often want to do the opposite of what I'm doing.
    e.g. Personal stuff when I'm working, and work when I'm not

    @dontPanic Doesn't work on me, I love making todo lists :D
  • 3
    @Jilano you're doomed then lol
  • 1
    I can relate so much to this, you have no idea. When I'm absolutely drenched in school work I have a bazillion ideas for projects and want to work on all of them at the same time. Then when I finally have time I just don't have the energy to work on them.
  • 1
    You are not the only one 😰
  • 2
    Definitely hits home for me. The combination that others has mentioned of breaking off small chunks and using a to-do list has helped me. Typically if I can force myself to work for a half hour to an hour, the momentum takes me into the zone and all of a sudden I look at the clock and 6 hours have zipped by.
  • 5
    buy a cheap flat somewhere cheap and pleasant in eastern europe. For example 50sqm with ocean view at the bulgarian black sea coast you can get for 28'000 €. Living cost is like 500€. Work half a year in a high paying country. And chillax a half a year in bulgaria. And craft all your ideas you have with a nice ocean breeze. While a household maid cleans and cooks for you.
  • 2
    I'm 50% with you on this one.
  • 1
    story of my life, didn't do any of my dream proj during the quarantine
  • 0
    That means you're reaching for something toi complex. You want a complex end result but when you start doing the boring parts you get demotivates.

    You have to do simpler things first so the really boring parts become muscle memory and you can do them while entertaining yourself with something else. Then you can only focus on the cool complex parts without getting bored.
  • 1
    Yup, I'm exactly the same. When the work is done I need to mentally recouperate before I want to touch code again. By the time I feel like digging into C# again it's back to the HTML farm... :(
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