Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

I was dreading today so much due to a really high number of patients today and I managed to keep it together, I did a mindfulness activity in my car before I clocked in and then I did deep breathing throughout the day and I did it! I felt my anxiety rising throughout the day but I was able to stay calm(ish) and got it done. Definitely hard but I'm proud to say I did not let work stress or coworker stress beat me today. One day at a time.

Posted at Apr 12, 2016 4:10 AM, 3 comments

I'm grateful that I had a great Monday! I want these to happen more often πŸ˜ƒ

Posted at Apr 11, 2016 7:13 PM, 0 comments

Work is not my life. I have better things to do.

Posted at Apr 16, 2016 8:16 PM, 1 comments

After one year of two jobs, I am glad to have just one now.

Posted at Apr 10, 2016 6:22 PM, 2 comments

That feeling when you're sitting with your coworker's at lunch and everyone ignores you completely.

Posted at Apr 11, 2016 5:04 PM, 4 comments

Final interview tomorrow for a big job I really really want! Getting so nervous and hope I don't mess up. Trying to focus on good vibes only and use my coping skills...

Posted at Apr 15, 2016 12:59 AM, 2 comments

My week was good! #πŸ’ƒπŸ½

Posted at Apr 15, 2016 8:37 PM, 0 comments

Does anyone else constantly not feel good enough at their job? I try the best i can but I doubt myself every step of the way. That I'm not communicating enough, that I'm doing it too much and asking too many questions. That my coworkers or boss don't like me. That I've made mistakes.

Posted at Apr 15, 2016 5:24 PM, 1 comments

Work is so slow. Sitting for 8 hours a day with no work to do is draining me

Posted at Apr 14, 2016 9:27 AM, 1 comments

Was informed by a team leader that a customer complained about me and another member of staff, I don't remember the incident but apparently I was rude and dismissive according to the customer. it's really upset me and made me very hesitant to talk at work anymore. I felt like crying all day. I can't help but take things like that to heart.

Posted at Apr 13, 2016 11:05 PM, 1 comments

Two jobs where I applied called me back and left me messages. The bad thing is, I just can't call them back, I'm too anxious to answer their questions, even if I would like to get those jobs. I just can't bare it... I can't think of anything else but still can't pick up the damn phone :'(

Posted at Apr 12, 2016 2:44 PM, 3 comments

I worked at a call center for a day before quitting. I need money yet I can't concentrate on anything. I don't hear what anyone is saying. My mind feels numb

Posted at Apr 14, 2016 11:49 PM, 2 comments

My boss always wants to hang out with me outside of work hours. I really don't want to but I feel like I have no choice. I feel her sucking the little energy I have left right out of me.

Posted at Apr 15, 2016 8:53 PM, 3 comments

At my job we are heading into a big conference. I have one co-worker who is expecting so much out of me...she's causing me to have panic attacks all the time. She keeps pushing and pushing that I cannot get anything done or meet any of my deadlines. I feel like a failure and a fraud. I can't handle this job.

Posted at Apr 15, 2016 12:56 AM, 1 comments

3 hours in the back, but let's do this! I can do all this work! πŸ’ͺ If all else fails, I can pierce holes through it and blame it on my unicorn. Good plan! C:

Posted at Apr 10, 2016 11:22 AM, 0 comments

Im dissociating at work, Ive lost two hours. I went in and then 2 hours later a girl was telling me its my lunch break. I want to go home. I want to regain control.

Posted at Apr 10, 2016 6:21 PM, 1 comments

I've just been promoted as a Head of Year in a different school and I'm so excited about the new job on one hand. On the other hand, I'm terrified of the change and think I'm not going to be good enough. As a result I've just fixated on this new development in my life and my mood has fluctuated a lot recently as a result to the point that I almost feel trapped by my thoughts as I'm unable to focus on anything else...

Posted at Apr 13, 2016 9:40 PM, 0 comments

I feel so invalidated at work. I honestly am putting in as much effort as I am able, and I feel like my direct supervisor is unclear about her expectations even when I blatantly ask for feedback.

Posted at Apr 11, 2016 5:19 AM, 0 comments

Please note: bring money into a library when you need to do something. We don't always have the tech for debit cards. Trying to shame the employees trying to maintain what little budget we have, well, it doesn't reflect well.

Posted at Apr 13, 2016 10:37 PM, 0 comments

When your manager tells you how amazing you are, gives and gives you a 36 cent raise. Meanwhile, your mom gets "dismissed" from work for no reason and you can no longer afford to live in your tiny ass apartment anymore #theresnoplacelikeretail

Posted at Apr 16, 2016 10:07 PM, 0 comments

I start a 6 month secondment on Monday. Hope I can make a good first impression with my colleagues but ultimately want a valuable experience with lots of opportunities to develop personally and professionally.

Posted at Apr 16, 2016 6:37 PM, 0 comments

I work at a very busy retail store and it is extremely overwhelming for me to go into work. I feel like I'm being pulled in a million directions at all times. I called in sick today because I was having a panic attack and I feel like it will only get worse from here. I really would like to quit but I don't know what to do :[.

Posted at Apr 16, 2016 4:57 AM, 2 comments

Iam so kind and helpful for my new colleagues but after they understand the rules and instructions they act as my bosses and as they are more important than me which make me stressed and not relief

Posted at Apr 15, 2016 3:37 PM, 0 comments

I am the youngest worker at a bar restaurant where everyone smokes and drinks but me. I like having a job and making money but I feel so uncomfortable when old drunk guys, including people who work at the restaurant, hit on me and I'm just supposed to smile and laugh.

Posted at Apr 14, 2016 10:28 PM, 1 comments

I love my job, but I always feel horribly anxious before I leave for my shift. I have a 30-45 minute walk and during this time I've started to depersonalise really badly, and it's getting harder to re-ground myself once I get to work. I've tried listening to music, but that doesn't always help. Does anyone have any other ways of dealing with/preventing depersonalisation?

Posted at Apr 14, 2016 11:16 AM, 0 comments
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