i'm glad what i wrote seemed to help a bit dr.  it really wouldn't surprise me if many musicians had some form of add - bouncing from one thing to another and accomplishing very little...hmmm, sounds suspiciously like me!

i don't know if i've ever had clinical depression, but i do go through stages where i feel as you felt - frustrated, tired, listless unmotivated and generally down at the pointlessness of existence.  it usually goes away of its own accord.

i have a great friend  (who is also a fabulous guitarist) and he also gets it from time to time and i've been fortunate enough to talk to him about it and realise i'm not on my own.

i've noticed that it nearly always comes when you feel that you're not doing anything worthwhile musically - your pupils aren't practising or messing you around, you have no gigs or the gigs you have are crap ones and there's nothing really creative going on in your musical world.

being able to share that with my friend did make a big difference to me, and i don't know if you've been there since i launched it a good while back, but i have written quite a lot about this kind of musical frustration on my blog - https://playjazz.blog.co.uk.  you may find some  of it interesting - at the very least i hope it serves to remind you, you're not alone when you feel like this.

of course some would say, it's just the blues - and where would we be without those!?
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