Burnout in web development/software engineering is very, very real. I am finding this out as we speak. I work full time as a software engineer for a .Net shop, and I am in the very last month of a full stack web development bootcamp. With my last two projects looming on the horizon, I simply have no motivation to do anything but veg out in my bed watching re-runs of "The Walking Dead" or "Empire." My laptop calls my name, but I just can't bring myself to open it.
I know everyone says, "You need to take some time for your self care." And that's all well and good, but what do you do if you are on a timeline? What happens when your deadline is about three weeks away? I would love to meditate to clear my head, but I can't shut my brain off for any length of time. It's like a vicious cycle.
Have any of you ever encountered these feelings? Is there something you, personally, do when you are feeling this way? If so, I would LOVE to hear your suggestions!