Anhedonia - not finding pleasure in things you normally take pleasure in - is a symptom of depression.
"When depressed, you will also be reluctant to start things, and won’t find things appealing.
This sets up a nasty vicious cycle where ‘life feels bleak’ -> ‘nothing sounds fun’ -> do nothing -> don’t have fun -> ‘Hey I’m not having fun, life really is pretty bleak right now’ -> More depressed.
The way to break that cycle is to do things that you enjoy. Doing things solely for the sake of having fun is an important part of handling depression . Not only does it keep you from getting more depressed, but it can make you go ‘Hey I’m having a really nice day’ and give you bouncy energy to do productive things with.
I get so focused on all the things that need doing that I forget that when depressed, doing things solely because they’re fun is the practical thing to do if I want to get thing done.
There is a difference between procrastination and having trouble activating. If there’s a thing you need to do and you know you aren’t going to be able to do it now, do something fun , and afterwards you will have better odds of actually doing the thing.
If you find yourself in the situation in the picture, pick something that you are intellectually aware you would find fun if you were feeling better and start doing it.’ This means that you are focusing on something other than sigh and playing a game can make you feel productive, put ‘life is good!’ and ‘I can succeed at things!’ chemicals into a brain that is sorely in need of them."
What I’m thinking is rather simple. I noticed that it’s real easy to get stupidly high morale bonuses when season length is set to 91 days(not sure if this is the default now), so I propose a trait that reduces the maximum amount of morale you get from morale boosting things.
On the first use of an item you would get the full morale boost, but subsequent uses of that item while you’re still receiving morale buffs would provide diminishing returns eventually to the point it doesn’t raise morale at all.
Currently listening to an MP3 can boost your morale up to about 50, with this trait you’d max out at about 20 with music.