MIA — Quick update

I want to post a quick update of why I’ve been away.

No, I didn’t fall off the wagon again. Following my own tips written in my last post, I’ve been having no issues staying productive.

I had some nasty stomach pain that forced me to temporarily drastically alter my diet and exercise. My symptoms fit the description of an ulcer perfectly, so I’m treating it.

One week into treating it, I finally returned to running, fasting, and working… only to come down with a nasty sore throat at the end of that same day.

I’m usually shut down for a good week when I get sick, mostly due to frequent migraines. I usually drink, sleep, and try to kill time until I can return to work.

When I’m sick it’s kind of like the motivation gets vacuumed out of me. Maybe I should try to figure out a way to built and maintain productivity without having to fulfil so many requirements.

My gamedev partner was amused when I told him I needed another break. Thankfully he’s a good friend and didn’t mind.

This is the 4th time I’ve had to go on a break within 4 months. My father died, I had food poisoning, I fell off the wagon, and I had awful ulcer pain then sickness.

This is easily the most eventful year of my life: both good and bad.

 

Hope to return to building my gamedev experience soon! I’m shooting for next week.

 

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How to Fight off Procrastination

For a while I’ve been trying to analyse and figure out what causes procrastination and how to get rid of it.

I fell off the wagon last month and I’ve since learned how to make a full recovery from scratch. I learned how to beat procrastination. Similar to finding a good diet, it wasn’t a “trick” that helped, it was developing the correct mindset and maintaining it.

I’ll go over the things that will help you build the mindset that will make you fearless of your work. For those in a hurry, there’s a cheat sheet at the bottom.

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Procrastination Is Complete Failure

Unconscious Procrastination is one of the single greatest obstacles hindering productivity and success. To reach your optimal productivity you need to have full awareness of the repercussions caused by unchecked procrastination.

Procrastination has become one of my greatest fears. I feel like I’ve flushed many years of my life down the drain because of unconscious laziness. Recently I procrastinated around 2-3 weeks before writing this blog post. Luckily I’ve snapped out of it with remembering just how dangerous this state of mind is.

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Productivity Reset in Progress…

I just wanted make a quick blog post to continue on what I posted last week.

This week I’m mostly still trying to rebuild my habits. I’m slowly getting there, but I’m getting mentally exhausted very quickly. I think after I get used to my sleep schedule, diet, & exercise I should be back in business.

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5 Tips for Your First Collaboration GameDev Project

I’ve been enjoying collaborating with my friend this month. When I work alone it takes forever to get anything done, so an extra person adds virtually double the output.

Despite having extra manpower, working together can cause some problems if you aren’t properly prepared. I’ve made a list of 5 things that I think are essential for holding a small, 2+ person project together.

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Gamedev Productivity: Planning Hard Tasks VS Easy Tasks

I’ve recently been feeling like I’m burning out hard each week. Day by day I used to be able to get so much done on my first gamedev project. Now my brain seems to give out before I’m halfway done with my day’s work.

Each week I timebox my work into 25 minutes segments. During my first gamedev project I did around 80-88 of these 25-minute timeboxes a week, but last week I struggled to hit even 8 of these a day.

What happened?

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