I’m not sure what’s wrong with me.
I go through periods where I’m able to crank out lots of really good code, and periods when I’m… Well, like this. Just totally burnt out, lethargic, and feeling kinda disconnected from everything.
In addition to programming, I also do a decent amount of art for a game I’m developing in my off time. I put together a few enemy designs that I’m actually really happy with over the past week or so, but as of the past few days I haven’t been able to draw a single thing I’m happy with. The same is true with my programming… I’m just stuck in a rut and totally unable to even write a single line I’m happy with and just totally lose my focus and erase it and try again. Really, that’s the same thing I’m doing with my art as well.
When I feel like this, I really wonder if I have some kind of ADHD problem, but it doesn’t seem to stay forever. That said, when I do feel like this, I end up in constant fear that I’m going to lose my job and have to go back to some crappy minimum wage place and just generally drive myself into a hole.
Reading around on this site, it’s clear I’m not the only person that feels this way. I just don’t know how to handle these lulls at all.