I don’t think I’m cut out for this

Thanks for your support, everyone. <3<3<3


About Jasmine Maleficent Rea

Jasmine is a writer, journalist, amateur chef, and general nerd. She loves Iron Man, Star Trek, and Dragon Quest to scary degrees and has been known to drink a bit of wine. She's also a semi-recovering game journalist.
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2 Responses to I don’t think I’m cut out for this

  1. Pete Davison says:

    Hugs to you. Self-doubt can be crippling. Know that there are plenty of people who believe in you, though, and know that you can do it even if you don’t feel that way right now.

    Perhaps you need a break or a change of scenery. It’s easy to get complacent or jaded if you stay in the same place for a while. Moving on voluntarily can be a terrifying prospect, though.

    I don’t have any specific advice for you, I’m afraid, just keep doing what you do, make sure you take some time for yourself to chill out rather than working yourself to death, and feel free to vent any time. It’s easier to deal with anxieties if you have someone to talk about them with.

    Big love xx

  2. Hi Jasmine, when I’m reading this I can empathise with a lot of what you say. It’s very easy to get over-stressed and to over think everything and this just makes things worse.

    But you know you can use the fact that you work with games as a real strength, because life is a game. Just think of yourself in the third person, as a character that you have to control. What would you do with this character to help get further in the game? What do they need to achieve next?

    When you have to write something don’t think about anything else but what you are writing, really get in to the piece, because that is the only thing which is important for your character, make your own path and decide what the next this is that they need to achieve and go for it.

    Perhaps it is strange way of thinking, but I use this all the time when I have something to do, especially if I am working for example on live news and under great pressure, just break everything down and get each one done individually as quickly and as well as you can.. And before you know it, everything is done perfectly.

    You can use it not only in small ways like this but also in the big picture. Write yourself the ideal CV, what you wish your character to have achieved, and then try to make each one come true for real.

    I hope this helps, and don’t give up, because when you think it’s game over you can always restart the level and have another go.

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