How do you guys find motivation to work on personal creative projects after work? Im so drained creatively at the end of the day and would rather do anything else, yet I want to do so much.

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From someone who likes to write short films for fun: don’t do it after work, do it before, if your life allows it.
The first hours of the day are the most productive for me. Silence, no emails, and still full of energy.
It works for me.


Oooo I should try that, very true. I’m always burnt out after work... mornings sound like a great idea

It seems like novelists all set aside X amount of time and then make themselves type X amount if pages even if it’s just crap. So I would say set a meeting for yourself to spend 30 minutes or an hour making anything. Even if it’s not good. Once you’re going it may be easier to keep going.


In the same boat. All the inspiration but no energy left after the day.

Can you find an accountability buddy? Meet a friend at a coffee shop and work on your personal projects together?

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