Is There Mechanic's Depression?
Posted June 21, 2012 - 07:43 PM
- bowtiebutler956 said thank you
Posted June 21, 2012 - 07:53 PM
Maybe it would help if you step away from some of your projects and take a few weeks off from working on them, after a while you may get motivated to work on them again.
Posted June 21, 2012 - 07:58 PM
Posted June 21, 2012 - 07:59 PM
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Posted June 21, 2012 - 08:15 PM
Posted June 21, 2012 - 08:53 PM
over them. Soon enough, you'll be wanting to look under that tarp.
Posted June 21, 2012 - 09:12 PM
Posted June 21, 2012 - 09:50 PM
I dont think you should give up, just diversify!
Posted June 21, 2012 - 09:57 PM
As mentioned above, walk away for a while. Resist your first and second urges to go back out and work on them
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Posted June 22, 2012 - 04:48 AM
What works for me is a variety-I make a short list of 3 or 4 and start in-when I run into a roadblock with one, I switch to another while mulling over the previous issue and back and forth.
And, if none this works-GO FISHING.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted June 22, 2012 - 04:59 AM
- Bruce Dorsi said thank you
Posted June 22, 2012 - 05:27 AM
I remember my dad telling me as a boy "Lee you can do anything you want to do". I guess I thought he said "everything" and now there are very few subjects that I'm not interested in. Frankly I've ALWAYS been insatiably curious about everything. That can lead to mind clutter and in turn, leads to some frustration of sorts..
A kid came to my door Weds and said he was picking up scrap metal-I just looked back at him for a moment, thinking "he thinks all my Good Stuff is Scrap ? and then I finally said "Son, this is your lucky day". After 3 trips, my yard is mostly cleaned up and maybe we all need to do a little mental spring -cleaning.
Edited by Toolpartzman, June 22, 2012 - 05:28 AM.
- Alc, GTTinkerer and KennyP have said thanks
Posted June 22, 2012 - 06:48 AM
If working on stuff is something you have done all your life and enjoyed, then that enjoyment is part of you.
Brian described me, without ever meeting me!
My enjoyment comes from working with my hands, and solving problems. .....When I lose interest or the challenge fades, I switch to another project, but eventually I will return and finish the un-completed task.
Posted June 22, 2012 - 07:08 AM
My dad always said "you can do anything you set your mind to" but he also later started telling me "Rome was not built in a day and STOP burning the candle at BOTH ends!!!"...Good advise, wish he was still around so I could tell him I'm finally getting it...