Was Crocodile stronger at Marineford? Or was he holding back in Alabasta?

 During the Alabasta arc, Crocodile displayed a level of power that was initially considered overwhelming by the Straw Hat Pirates. He possessed the Logia-type Devil Fruit called the Suna Suna no Mi (Sand-Sand Fruit), which granted him the ability to control and transform into sand. He had a reputation as a Shichibukai and controlled the desert kingdom of Alabasta from the shadows. His strength was showcased through his battles with Luffy and others. At Marineford, Crocodile was present as part of the war that took place at Marine Headquarters. While he did participate in the battle, he didn't display the same level of dominance as some other powerful characters present. This has led fans to speculate that he might not have been as strong as initially portrayed in Alabasta. It's important to note that power scaling and character abilities can be subject to interpretation and development by the author. Oda often keeps details deliberately open-ended to keep the story intriguing.

How do I stay motivated during a bad time?

 Set small, achievable goals: It can be overwhelming to try to tackle big goals when you are feeling down. Instead, focus on setting small, achievable goals that you can work towards. As you accomplish these goals, you may find that your motivation begins to return.

Take care of yourself: Make sure to get enough sleep, eat well, and engage in activities that help you relax and recharge. These things can help you feel more energized and motivated.

Seek support: It can be helpful to talk to someone you trust about how you are feeling. This could be a friend, family member, or mental health professional. Sometimes, simply having someone to listen and provide encouragement can be a big help.

Find meaning and purpose: It can be challenging to stay motivated when you feel like things are going poorly. Reflect on what is important to you and what gives your life meaning and purpose. This can help you focus on the things that matter most and stay motivated to work towards your goals.

Practice self-compassion: Be kind to yourself and recognize that it is okay to have bad days. Allow yourself to feel your emotions, but try not to get stuck in them. Instead, try to refocus on the things that are going well and the things that you have to be grateful for.