It's normal to feel disassociated from any interest from time to time. At the other extreme of a creative slump, is the far more damaging problem of 'hobby addiction' (where in the worse case scenario people may actively hurt themselves and/or those around them). The worst consequence you get from the former is just a bit of boredom!
My advice is to take some time away from it all. Discover 'new stuff' that inspires you and helps to make life a little more fun and enjoyable. If/when you get a natural itch to jump back into the remarkable niche hobby that is Filsinger Games, it'll all still be there for you, waiting to be seen with refreshed eyes. The virtue of any hobby is in its ability to serve your time and interest, not the other way around.
I have been in a slump for about eight years or so. In high school and college I used to write six page write ups and ran multiple story lines at once... Now I just don't have the time or drive to do what my "standards" were, which always makes me feel let down.
My advice which I try to follow but have yet to fully implement, is to set aside a new schedule and new habits. You are not likely to have the time to play the way you did before and real life always comes first. Right now I am running a Chikara/ROH fed that runs sporadic cards so I don't even feel the pressure to play on a regular schedule because I won't be able to keep it for more than two or three weeks anyway.
Hope that helps.
"Don't matter how many times you get burnt, you keep doin' the same." -Boadie Broadus, HBO's The Wire
Post by Justin Case on Feb 28, 2013 17:28:15 GMT -5
I'm sort of in a slump right now, basically having life get in the way of play. Hopefully soon I'll get back into my final quarter of GWFZ Territories 2126!? Been having the itch to play and possibly I'll get back on track to finish off the season sooner than later!
Always tough to go through, but always a blast when you pick it back up. Sometimes just reading other ppl's feds and results here helps ignite that spark again! So many good ones out there and so much creativity!!!
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