How do you get through the rough days?

We’re in the forest of new tool development and stability is an issue.
On days when things look bleak, what do you do or focus on to get through the tough times?

I can’t find it now, but there was an interview with Warren Spector where he got this question. When he questioned what he was was doing he forced himself to, in a squeaky voice say, “Making games is haaard. We could be digging ditches”. This would hopefully trigger a train of thought that would give him some perspective.

Making games IS hard, and sometimes it sucks the big one. If your heart isn’t in what you are doing at work, just get through the day on low speed and get your creative outlet at home. There are so many people who would love to do what we do and sometimes it’s hard to keep track of the goal. If vacation is an option, do that. Get some time off, get some perspective. The hard days WILL pass, and the days of splosions and rainbows will come again!


Thanks man, that helped.

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Worst case, take a day off.
Best case, work on something that doesn’t take much brain capacity and know there will be a next day :slight_smile:

good luck!