I am 33 and am in my last year of school. By the time I graduate it will have taken me 8 years to get my BS in biomedical engineering. I have a 14 yr old and i work 2 part time jobs.
I have become burnt out before but normally there are some things i do that can bring me out of it to be my normal productive self . What i consider productive . Over the summer i was on a internship which is kind of when the burnout started. My manager was very impressed with me and my productivity which i find odd because i was doing at most half of what my norm is.
Fast forward to the 3rd week of the fall semester and I realize that in part this is due to depression so i let my therapist know. I am on anti-depressants and they help me not feel horrible and i can at least keep my apartment clean now.
However, I am currently sitting on campus trying to get my part of my capstone project done.
I have been trying to make myself work on this for 3 days now. Tomorrow morning (it is currently 9pm) I meet with my partner to review the project as a whole so that we can turn it in at 5pm tomorrow at the latest.
I have my checklist done. I know what i need to do but I just cat get there. I know it is really important and i have never let a group member down like this before. Yet i still can’t get started.
I need some advice I am at my wits end.
I do not want to let my partner down but somehow that isn’t enough to get me started.