Not sure what's going on these days, but I just can't seem to get myself motivated. I'm in a slump. I don't want to do anything (work or otherwise). I find myself putting off stuff as simple as booking a hotel for my upcoming trip to Germany, for no reason at all. Anyone who knows me would probably tell you that this is completely unlike me. I'm very prompt and on top of everything. At work, I'm the go to guy. I take on any task and usually hit it head on.
So what's going on? I've been thinking about it recently, and I think it's a mixture of things: stress over uncertainty of my job after they did a round a layoffs, the need for a vacation, and maybe the need to just change up my routine. I've been pretty isolated at work, and this has caused me to get almost complacent. I really feel the need to work with a good team again. Being part of a team that had kick ass people on it got me used to bouncing ideas off people, working with others on problems, and just coming up with great software. After they cut the other two tech people on my team, I became the lone ranger.
What are my plans to fix this? Well things are starting to pick up again at work, and I'll be traveling most of June. Meeting with customers, and solving problems is what I really like to do, so I'm banking on this to get me excited again. In addition to this change up, I'm going to spending a week in Germany on vacation, as well as going to Dallas for my family reunion. This break will hopefully be just what I need to clear my mind. I know everyone gets into a rut sometimes, so I'm not too worried about it. I know I just need to get my ass in gear again.
Do you ever find yourself burnt out? What are some things you do to get back in the game? I'd love to hear what other people do when they just can't get motivated.