I feel burnout syndrome on myself and I have also the feeling, a little bit of physical work could maybe help that. I think working some months in a job doing some physical with physical objects, for example, by moving packages on an airport, or packing bricks in a construction site, could maybe help me a lot. I would be also ready to do some dirty, for example handling animals in a farm, servicing elder/handicapped people, or anything. The important is that I need to work a little bit with material objects and not to solve software problems, and do something where achievement is directly visible on a daily basis rather than hidden inside a box and longer-term.
My core question is, how to get a short-term "hands rather than mind" while I would avoid the faceloss in the eyes of my social environment (family, friends, AND job market). I am also concerned that some of these jobs may require their own kind of training (safety classes, for example), and I really want to dive in immediately to start releasing my accumulated stress.
How can I organize this career break, and not lose face?
(For context: I am currently in Germany, but not in one of its bigger cities (NRW [North Rhein and Westphalien], Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg or Stuttgart), originally from a smaller country from the unluckier side of the old European iron curtain. I'm reasonably fluent in, and using every day, German, English, and my native language.)