How anonymous got his groove back
September 1, 2011 10:51 PM Subscribe
I have lost all of my motivation to do even a modicum of a half-decent job at work. Has anyone dealt with this? How do I get back into the groove of things?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (23 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently working something of a dream job, have been for the past year, and up until a few months ago have been very pro-active "let's-get-this-shit-done" about it. But lately my appetite for excelling at work has almost completely dried out and I find myself putting off work, letting projects pile up, and just browsing the net all day. Whenever someone asks me for anything or tells me they need me in a meeting, I get REALLY frustrated deep inside and find myself thinking "ugh, SO not in the mood right now". I'm constantly tired and have just been avoiding doing work at all costs. So far no one has said anything, but I fear someone will soon.
I may be able to attribute this to the fact that I've started dating around heavily this past 3 months for the first time in my life (Male, 25), and while it's been fun and exciting it has been completely emotionally draining. It's been years since I've been interested in someone/had someone interested in me, so all the limerance and torment and waiting for the call back and anticipation is very exhausting. I don't know if that is connected to my exhaustion/depression(?) but it's really the only major life change I've experienced so I thought I'd mention it. That would be disappointing because I sort of thought opening myself up to the dating world would make me into a more well-rounded person, and help me work even harder.
I feel like I'm always tired, no matter how much sleep I get. I'll start a project and after 5 minutes feel like I've been working for 5 straight hours.
Maybe I can't separate work-brain and date-brain? Or maybe this is just something that happens to people when they start to get burned out from their job? Is it time to find a new one? Is it just good old-fashion depression? Is there any way to get my groove back?