How I Get Rid of My "Little Depressions"
There are times when I get down and can't motivate myself to do what I should do, because I, of course, am a human being too. However, I think I came up with a method to overcome such situations. That is, to plan going out for a drink at a new place, taking a little trip on weekends, purchasing something new, etc. It is a hobby of thinking, planning, and exploring something new based on imagination and dream.
"Ok, let me challenge something new!" Having this concept in mind, I simulate the new challenge in my brain. The process of simulation makes me feel like it opens up new paths to the future. Normally, the thinking process is accompanied by fun and excitement, and eventually that itself helps me to overcome my "little depression."
Planning something new is very similar to creating a new product.
Something outrageous is OK. You can come up with ideas just like Doraemon's fourth dimension pocket can produce. Think about ways to actualize the ideas logically and in detail. The thinking process itself is a time filled with fun and excitement, and eventually it became a big help for me when trying to come up with a new product.
I believe everyone feels the same way; thinking about the possibility of something that is fun and exciting for you in the near future, and trying to come up with practical ways of actualizing it, is a time-forgetting, continuing, fatigueless, and fun experience of imagination. In other words, this is a process of pioneering new paths from the current situation to the desired future.
Interestingly, after exercising your imagination enough, you might experience that the current, unfavored situation changes to show its positive side, or you might believe that you can pull out the positive side of it by doing so. Very strange, but true. By repeating this imagining process time and time again, the probability of actualizing good ideas becomes higher, and my "little depression" would disappear quickly.
Give it a try!