Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

I'm a phd student and I feel overwhelmed *all the time* with unfinished and impossibly complex work. I don't have confidence that I can teach myself the techniques and knowledge I need, and I feel fundamentally unable to become expert in my field. Cognitively, I understand my low self-efficacy is symptom of imposter syndrome, and I also know that with effort I can do this. But the stress and mental instability I feel (but can't reveal) is stopping me from progressing and drives my depression.

Posted at Oct 21, 2015 7:04 PM, 2 comments

I use to let my job get to me. It's highly stressful until I realized I have the choice to let it bother me or not. I with much skepticism finally let go of the office drama and politics. I focused on my job..and decided to stay true to myself and everything changed for the better! I really appreciate my job now..the good and the not so great 😊

Posted at Oct 24, 2015 1:49 AM, 1 comments

I frequently get the urge to burst out in tears at work because I feel like I cannot do anything right.

Posted at Oct 22, 2015 3:07 AM, 0 comments

I just started a new job. I don't feel like myself and my social anxiety is kicking in. I can't be myself and I wish I cpuld. It's effecting my life outside of work too

Posted at Oct 21, 2015 3:14 AM, 2 comments

I fucking hate my job I can't even sit still in this office I am going crazy feel depressed and anxious even though I can fake calm and being happy in front of coworkers

Posted at Oct 19, 2015 6:07 PM, 3 comments

I am working my dream job but I'm afraid I am going to lose it because I'm not fast enough. I work hard every day and try my best. This job caters to my skill set but im struggling and its infuriating because I feel like I should be excelling with ease. Management works with me, but its just hard not to worry about something I care about so much. This job is the best thing that has happened to me career wise in my whole life. It's the first job where in happy to go to work.

Posted at Oct 24, 2015 8:43 AM, 0 comments

Constantly being told that my predecessors never struggled with the workload I have makes me feel stupid and inept. There are bigger problems in the world... People are starving and fleeing war torn countries and I'm sorry I didn't respond to that email.

Posted at Oct 19, 2015 1:57 PM, 0 comments

I teach at a religious school. My middle school students have been working on a song to sing for Mass for the past month and they performed today. They blew it on purpose. It was an easy song and the rest of the school and members of the parish were confused about what happened. The kids think they can get away with anything. They are mad at me for disciplining them for messing around in church. I work hard every day to give them the best possible experience, and they throw it back in my face.

Posted at Oct 23, 2015 3:45 AM, 1 comments

I've worked so hard for six years of school to get the job that I have. And four months in, I'm kind of bored.

Posted at Oct 19, 2015 11:39 PM, 2 comments

I have a question How can I be a satisfied person I need to be the best in something But I can't be ... I don't know the cause Are we have to be satisfied even if we are not the best Not the best because different reasons Such as my own country or because I have not enough money to start freely How can I be satisfied in all of this !

Posted at Oct 24, 2015 5:10 AM, 1 comments

I graduated with my bachelors degree in the spring of 2014 and am still stuck in a dead end job in my hometown living with my mom. Luckily I don't have any student loans, but it seems like once you've been out of school for over a year no one even wants to interview you - let alone hire you. I have no idea what I'm going to do and it has honestly caused me so much anxiety over the past year. I really think I could excel if someone just gave me a chance.

Posted at Oct 25, 2015 3:21 AM, 3 comments

I despise my job, retail is hell. Customers constantly looking down on you, working endless hours, rarely get a break, my manager is a utter narcissist and I feel like I'm literally on the verge of a breakdown in the place

Posted at Oct 23, 2015 6:44 PM, 3 comments

I literally feel like the pressures of my job are going to kill me. I've already been ill, am stressed at the thought of it and put myself under the most pressure to perform. Yet I love what I do and who I help. But it feels like it's not reciprocated and as nice as my manager is, he doesn't get it. He says I need to put my health first and then goes straight to talking about stuff we need to do right now with the workload/projects I'm working on. I don't complain but no one seems to care.

Posted at Oct 25, 2015 4:53 AM, 1 comments

I am very passive and non confrontational in my real life, but at work, as a Senior Manager with a strong resume, i feel like I have to take on the persona of a strong, confident woman. I think I'm able to pull it off, but by the end of the day, I'm just exhausted from playing a role yhat isn't really me. I'm very successful but I feel like I'm missing the boat in terms of overall balanced life satisfaction.

Posted at Oct 21, 2015 12:50 PM, 0 comments

I've been thinking a lot about work lately. Even I am doing random things, my tasks at work seem to just get in my thoughts. I feel like I am overworked, that when I get a job done, tons of others comes in. I also feel like a little distant with my co-workers since im too focused. I just feel sad whenever I'm at home thinking how my day went.

Posted at Oct 24, 2015 4:14 AM, 0 comments

I highly dislike my job. I work for a small family business and every little thing turns into a family affair. I've been there three years and am afraid to quit because I don't think I'm really qualified for much else.

Posted at Oct 23, 2015 3:33 AM, 2 comments

I hate my job but it's the only thing that's paying my bills. I like some of the people I work with and hate most. I been in this job for a year about to be two. Don't know how to get out. I been applying to other jobs but everyone's soo picky. It's long hours and stressful at times. Can anyone help?

Posted at Oct 23, 2015 2:09 AM, 1 comments

I work in a high stress environment that keeps me busy and excited. I am in a management team that for the most part gets along and are friends that joke around and have good times. Everyone except for one. This person is the most angry, gruff, negative person on the planet. This person is a massive drug user as well. The only person who can discipline or fire this person is the owner who thinks this person is doing a good job. I am constantly covering for this person and my work load is x4

Posted at Oct 23, 2015 1:20 AM, 0 comments

I'm a degree student in my final year at uni, and the work load is ridiculous! It's horrible and I'm working endlessly to try and keep on top of everything... It's exhausting me completely making it harder and harder to maintain the work rate which in turn just increases the stress!

Posted at Oct 23, 2015 1:18 AM, 1 comments

I work a remote job that paid very well in the beginning but client work dried up over the past year and payment has been sporadic at best. I frequently live off credit cards until clients pay and then I'm briefly back in the green again, during which time I have to rebuild my motivation and productivity. I want to do better work but the lingering resentment worsens my procrastination. The worst part is that I really love my coworkers so I feel like I'm letting them down as well.

Posted at Oct 22, 2015 11:42 PM, 0 comments

I work nights, and it's completely ruined my circadian rhythm on the days that I am off. So I lay there, while my mind goes a million miles an hour. I finally fall asleep when the sunrises. The worst part is I love my job, torn between my health and my happiness.

Posted at Oct 22, 2015 9:35 PM, 4 comments

I haven't felt carelessly free or entirely happy in months since starting my new job. What I do is supposed to be rewarding, but I don't feel like I do a good job. Everyone says it will take at least 6m-1year to feel comfortable. I'm exhausted & I try to deal with it in positive ways, but not many things are bringing me simple happiness I used to feel a few months ago when I was just in school and didn't have as many worries. I don't know if I should wait it out or try harder to feel happy.

Posted at Oct 22, 2015 4:23 PM, 0 comments

My boss is a compete jerk. He will openly comment positive things about the interns, but never gives me validation for EVERYTHING I do. Without me he would loose his job.

Posted at Oct 22, 2015 2:37 AM, 0 comments

I work for an attorney. I do EVERYTHING. He's manic depressive with a dose of paranoia and I never know from one day to the next how he's going to be. I'm feeling like a baby sitter lately and having to back check on him constantly and is making my anxiety and stress so bad I've developed migraines. I'm looking for other work but can't find anything that will pay as well. ..I'm feeling so trapped.

Posted at Oct 21, 2015 9:06 PM, 2 comments

I'm one person doing the work of three and I feel like nothing I ever do is good enough. I don't know if it's worth it to put myself under so much stress to feel so unappreciated.

Posted at Oct 21, 2015 5:49 PM, 1 comments
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