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Discussion Working on projects while feeling ill.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sean Catherine, May 21, 2019.

  1. Sean Catherine

    Sean Catherine Member

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    There seems to be pros and cons to this...
    I had a terrible fever and was so sick that I could only stand in the corner of my hallway and look at the paint. When I was relieved after a while —bad experience— I decided to try and work on my project to attempt to ignore my symptoms. I was able to get some very tedious "busy work" done that did not require much creativity, but I was feeling upset with some of my completed "creative" aspects (for which had long been done, but because I felt so horrible it seemed to change my outlook). After all of that, I saw my completed work in a more proper light again —strange.
     
  2. woodsmoke

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    It's interesting to work on your project with different mindsets.
    Viewing your creative work with a fresh pair of eyes after a longer time span always helps a lot.
     
  3. Niels

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    When I'm ill l, it means that I at least have time to work on my projects:)
     
  4. Sean Catherine

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    I work on my stuff every chance I get. When you get middle-aged you start to feel like 1 day of the present is worth about a week or more from in your 20s.
     
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  5. Niels

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    I'm trying to balance a fulltime job, parenting/family life, Gamedev, gaming, and staying healthy :)
     
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  6. Sean Catherine

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    No kids on my end... You've got a full plate dude. God speed.
     
  7. Gamebot

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    I find myself all though a bit slower, programming and playing games better when ill.
     
  8. RichHopefulComposer

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    I relax when I'm sick... plenty of time for gamedev when you're healthy.
     
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  9. Sk8dududu

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    My wife is so incredible when I'm sick. I get a serious case of the "man cold" occasionally and she helps a lot with our daughter and nursing my back to health. Lol
    I can't even play games when I'm sick, never mind work on one. But I do keep a notepad around me to write down ideas and I often do a lot of brainstorming when I'm ill. Whether that is for games, art, songs or whatever.
    The different headspace really does give you a new outlook on old things. But I see it as a positive thing. When I get better I'll know if it was actually a good idea or if I took to many drugs.
    Speaking of which, is also a great way to give your self a different headspace for some creative energy.
     
  10. Sean Catherine

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    I'm always writing notes into my phone or whatever. And at times when I shouldn't be, but who wants to forget an idea...
     
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