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It's hard trying to make something on my own while being depressed. It's hard enough working with depression, but at least at work there is someone telling me what I have to do and when do I need to have it completed. But I'm trying to make a game on my own and a lot of times I just feel lost, not knowing what to do, and I can just choose to do nothing, there is no one demanding me to finish it, or keep doing it. Also, the scope of the game is probably larger than what I should have done, I started working on it I think more than five years ago. That doesn't mean I've been working on it for five years, I do it on my free time, which is a lot, but I also sometimes just stop working on it. Today I opened the project after maybe 8 months of not doing anything on it, and I barely did anything anyway (only changed some animations). I know the advice of start smaller, etc, I've finished some very small games by myself already. Now I just want to finish with this one, I dont care if it's not that good, but I just feel stuck. Also, it's not only my low mood preventing me to finish, I also have game design related problems or maybe something else. This is not a post asking for help, I just wanted to write it here since I have no-one to talk about this with.
 

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It's sad but known that depression kills things like motivation, imagination, concentration, etc so it's no wonder you keep hitting road blocks. It's good that you want to complete it, and I guess it would be an idea to come up with a plan to what's left that needs to be done, at least then each time you start it up again you can just follow that.
 

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It's hard trying to make something on my own while being depressed. It's hard enough working with depression, but at least at work there is someone telling me what I have to do and when do I need to have it completed. But I'm trying to make a game on my own and a lot of times I just feel lost, not knowing what to do, and I can just choose to do nothing, there is no one demanding me to finish it, or keep doing it. Also, the scope of the game is probably larger than what I should have done, I started working on it I think more than five years ago. That doesn't mean I've been working on it for five years, I do it on my free time, which is a lot, but I also sometimes just stop working on it. Today I opened the project after maybe 8 months of not doing anything on it, and I barely did anything anyway (only changed some animations). I know the advice of start smaller, etc, I've finished some very small games by myself already. Now I just want to finish with this one, I dont care if it's not that good, but I just feel stuck. Also, it's not only my low mood preventing me to finish, I also have game design related problems or maybe something else. This is not a post asking for help, I just wanted to write it here since I have no-one to talk about this with.
Taking natural serotonin helps 5 htp - lots of natural forms of it.
 

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