This morning I was diagnosed with depression and given medication. My initial reason for visiting the doctor, is because I'm very tired and can't seem to generate the elan to do stuff.
As an example, I (used to) love getting to grips with new programming languages, enjoy all the set up installation and learning the nuances of the code. It used to be a point of personal pride that it didn't take much to ramp up my Continuing Professional Development. My employer isn't really that interested in my skill set and I discovered that I was employed as my skill set matched a tick list of needs when there are no tangible projects for me to work on (all are vapourware as the business continues to re-align itself). Thus I have no tangible work todo on a day-to-day basis (I am being appallingly managed as a resource).
Now most evenings, I would be writing code and getting things done, now I procrastinate massively. My definition of procrastination is: not doing an activity by doing indifferent trivial tasks (eg vegging out in-front of NCIS) in-order to put of the more important, difficult, challenging task.
So my question, whether its procrastination or depression is this a permanent change in my well-being? and if not; how does one go about reversing the situation, so that I can consider myself to be productive again.