“I hid a mistake I made at work instead of coming clean because I was embarrassed. I fixed as much as I could on my own. I was so stuck in my anxiety that I didn't think about the other people who would be inconvenienced by my omission of the truth. Long story short, my boss found out about the mistake and that I had deliberately withheld it. I was mortified, but I used coping skills to get through a situation that would have normally been a total breakdown. I'm getting better!”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.