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It's a problem of motivation, Bob
-Got to get out. Feel nature, look at trees and babies, feel _life_.
- Join your local perl monger group.
- Build something with your hands (kayak, dog house, wood spoon whatever)
- Find someone motivated to drag you out of your numbness and into an interresting project (I have one or two)
- Kiss your wife and children (it's uncredible the amount of energy one can pump out of a hug) and do it again and again till you feel good (that's when you start programming again :-).
Good luck (though it has nothing to do with luck), Nadim.