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Ruairi
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Hey Devan,
As a solo Dev myself, I share your pain.

I try not to overwhelm myself with objectives that are too large or complex; that kills motivation. I often break them down into smaller milestones and, since I work from home, separate these with extended coffee breaks, fishing or playing guitar – I often write code with the guitar in my lap. I then feel like I’ve wasted time and need to catch up, so that helps with motivation.

The truth is though that it’s not wasted time. You still think through the problems regardless of how you distract yourself and a lot of development effort is spent thinking, not writing code. When I do get stuck into development, my pathway is pretty clear, I’ve given my brain time to rest and think about how to tackle the problems which leaves me free to enjoy coding.