Having fun is really important to any creative endeavor. You can learn a lot from watching kids be creative. They aren't getting paid for it. Their reward is the DOING part of the art. So, what are you doing in your not-free time that you would be doing in your free time, and how can you find the fun in that? Levi talks about his kids, surprising no one. Pete talks about a movie he puts on while he's working, surprising no one. It's not about tricking yourself into having fun. It's likely that you're doing creative work, or trying to do creative work because it was fun. Remember the fun. Don't forget what your original intent was. When you tell yourself that your thing you do for fun is now a job, it runs the risk of not being fun. Take some of the pressure off, and see if it becomes fun again. Then, you can keep pursuing the fun, and it will be more successful.
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