Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

I need to learn how to say "no". I always end up taking on too much to please others.

Posted at Jan 26, 2016 2:41 AM, 6 comments

I don't get paid enough to deal with certain situations at work. It seriously drains my energy and I don't know what to do anymore😞

Posted at Jan 26, 2016 2:35 AM, 2 comments

I work in a high stress industry that I used to love. Now the company that I'm with is not only making me miserable but my stress and anxiety are almost unbearable. There's terrible management, unrealistic expectations and low compensation. Lately all I want to do is sleep and have no appetite (very unusual for me!). I've been doing everything to look for a new job and I know I'll find one but I'm not sure how much more I can handle. Any advice on getting through the day-to-day?

Posted at Jan 28, 2016 7:14 PM, 5 comments

I wake up everyday terrified that I won't go any further in my career.

Posted at Jan 26, 2016 7:06 AM, 1 comments

I so often worry about what others think of my performance that I forget to just do my best. It is one of the great frustrations of an anxious life. Working on it through mindfulness practice.

Posted at Jan 29, 2016 8:29 PM, 2 comments

I have a job interview tomorrow morning and I honestly feel so full of anxiety. It's silly because I know that it'll be okay but right now I can't sleep or think about anything else 😭😩

Posted at Jan 28, 2016 7:00 AM, 2 comments

Few months back brought house and so happy thinking about new life with my kids and husband , full of happiness and full of plans to decorate house , but immediately after 3 months lost job. Getting so emotional, trying to come out of that sadness, but becoming to emotional, feels like it's affecting my interviews , facing anxiety issues, shortness of breath , need to do good, I have build again, but becoming so weak. Hope I find my inner peace and job soon.

Posted at Jan 31, 2016 12:53 AM, 3 comments

I have to talk in english for my work but im not good at it. And I get so nervous everytime i have to do that and i hate myself. I lost my self confidence totally. I couldnt go to any course to improve it because of my economic situation and now its impossible to get enough money to live nice if you dont know another language so well in my country. I always feel the pressure on me every time i go to work.

Posted at Jan 30, 2016 11:44 PM, 8 comments

My mom just called me at work to tell me that my grandma passed away. She was 97, so it wasn't entirely unexpected. But I feel shaky and off, and can't seem to concentrate on my work. ☹️

Posted at Jan 29, 2016 4:41 PM, 3 comments

I get so stressed out at work. Not because of my job itself, but because of the pressure I put on myself to be perfect. I mess up so much. I'm the closing catering coordinator for the restaurant I work at and I set up catering orders to be ready to get delivered the next day and I seem to always get a text from my friend who's one of the morning catering coordinators about how I messed something up. I've only been in this position 3 months but I feel like I'll never get it right.

Posted at Jan 29, 2016 6:43 AM, 2 comments

My work is consuming my life.

Posted at Jan 28, 2016 11:27 PM, 1 comments

Too much workload. I'm the one getting lapped with everything and at the same time I'm trying to study and find no time!

Posted at Jan 28, 2016 4:20 PM, 1 comments

I work in a high stress, thankless environment where stats and numbers speak louder than human beings. I have a medical leave note but, I cannot seem to decide if I can use it.

Posted at Jan 28, 2016 3:28 PM, 2 comments

I got a new temp part-time job but haven't been added to the schedule yet (all the other new hires have) because there's something wrong with communication on the corporate end and my new boss doesn't have my background check. I'm confused and anxious about it because I should be getting hours already. The job itself involves dancing in front of traffic so I'm nervous about that too, but at least it's not like any of the jobs I've had before which induced panic attacks and I can jam to my tunes!

Posted at Jan 28, 2016 5:26 AM, 0 comments

Super anxious about my new job in retail. I've never worked as a cashier before, and i get nerveous when handling other peoples money, and that i have to count and such while people are looking at me! πŸ˜–

Posted at Jan 27, 2016 10:52 PM, 3 comments

Every day is just filled with more and more job applications. I feel like I'm getting nowhere :(

Posted at Jan 29, 2016 5:11 PM, 2 comments

Struggling with motivation

Posted at Jan 29, 2016 11:44 AM, 3 comments

I'm always so afraid I'm going to screw something up. I thought it was bad when I first started working with the company, but now if I do anything at all that's even slightly not okay, I start freaking out and all I can think in my head is "omg, I'm going to get fired, I'm a horrible person, I don't deserve anything." And I know that I really didn't do anything wrong, and hiccups happen, but I still drive home every day on the verge of an anxiety attack. I don't know if this will ever go away.

Posted at Jan 29, 2016 6:31 AM, 1 comments

By new boss is a tyrant. She abuses me at work to the point that I can't take her stuff anymore and want to leave. Just hired fresh out of college with a group of 5 other people. I always get humiliated by her and the group we are ranked by our performance and one month I ranked last in the whole business center. She and my co-workers in the program make fun of me all the time. I am embarrassed to go to work because they always bring up my failures and are really abrasive

Posted at Jan 28, 2016 5:29 AM, 2 comments

Do you ever have one of those days where you don't want to get out of bed because you're afraid you might tell someone off??

Posted at Jan 27, 2016 7:05 PM, 2 comments

Today my anxiety got the best of me, and stressed me to tears while I was doing work in the dishroom. I'm fairly new to the job and I want to hold it so I can take care of myself and grow. Before this job, I was unemployed for 10 months and it felt horrible. I feel so humiliated, and I'm afraid my employers may think I'm flakey or something and I'll lose my job. πŸ˜–

Posted at Jan 26, 2016 11:48 PM, 2 comments

Going to work for a couple hours today after missing a full week from anxiety. I'm worried what other people think, my low amount of work hours, and talking things through with my boss.

Posted at Jan 26, 2016 8:11 PM, 2 comments

I'm not a lazy person, but I work to live and not the opposite... If I lived to work would I be happier ? Sine we pass the majority of our lives working... Big question

Posted at Jan 26, 2016 7:55 PM, 0 comments

I wanted to be a secondary school teacher but I'm working on a elementary school in a very vulnerable zone of drugs and abuse. Must of the students have learning disabilities, & their parents don't cooperate when we referred them to professional asistance. Kids fight every day, most of their parents agree with that, & even with the intervention of the state, nothing is working, not even changing the caring way that I aproach them, I simply can't teach them anything, they do whatever they want.

Posted at Jan 25, 2016 2:00 AM, 2 comments

I enjoy my coworkers and the technical portions of my job but it's incredibly frustrating to be in customer service (technical support) and work for customers that are ungrateful and CONSTANTLY finding some new way to make me feel like I can never please them. Even though I spend 50-60 hours a week trying to go above and beyond. It makes me feel like it's not worth striving for customer satisfaction and that i should just be the stereotypical bitter IT guy. I mean, what's the point? Seriously.

Posted at Jan 29, 2016 6:25 AM, 1 comments
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