The CheckPoint community says…
The thing I like most about Stardew Valley is the relaxing vibe of carrying out a day’s routine. I suffer from depression, which can often sap my motivation and make it difficult for me to get anything done. Stardew Valley is great to coax me into just doing something. Long term goals help to keep the player focused on getting things done each day, and accomplishing those goals always feels good. Really, though, the day to day routine of Stardew Valley is what makes it such an affirming, meditative experience. After playing a productive day or two of Stardew Valley, I often feel more ready to get things done in my own life as well.