I haven't posted in a while or really done anything tech related in a few....months? Weeks? Honestly, it's been so long that I have no idea how long it's been.
Here lately, I have been struggling with motivation issues. I haven't felt like doing anything productive. I haven't been studying web development, or trying to get any certs or any of the many other things I have set out to learn about. Not even just tech related things. I haven't tinkered with my Linux coding environment, created any graphics, edited a video, or really anything creative.
Here lately, I have just been struggling with motivation to do anything. I work 40 hours a week and when I get home I wind up just goofing off or just going straight to bed.
Last year I wrote an article about how I wanted to increase my productivity in that article, I vaguely mention that I hadn't felt like marking things off of my to do list. This is a little more serious than that. Here recently, I haven't felt like doing anything related to tech.
I'm not 100% sure why either. Part of it could be my ADHD. Part of it could be that maybe I am just burnt out and need a break? There are a multitude of things that it could be. I'm just not really sure how I should tackle this. On the one hand, I could just bite the bullet and just do it, regardless of how I feel about it but, I feel like that would yield negative results in the long run.
I feel like taking a break could be good for me to recharge my batteries and help me get re-motivated when I finally pick up where I left off in my studies. My only thing is, sometimes when I take breaks from doing things like that, sometimes it takes me a long time to get back on topic, if I ever do, and I don't want that to happen with web development.
Like the title says, how do you handle it when you find yourself lacking motivation to do something? Do you take a break? Power through?
Do you have any tips or advice? Struggling with your own lack of motivation? I wanted to open this topic for discussion and pick the community's brain a little and see what your thoughts on this were.