Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

I'm soooo nervous everyday before work. I always fear I'm going to make a mistake. Been at my job about a month. I KNOW I'll be fine but I get sooo stressed before I start each day. Once I start though, I'm usually pretty good

Posted at Oct 16, 2016 5:36 PM, 5 comments

I just got a raise without asking because my boss said he noticed I've been working really hard lately. I really needed that right now.

Posted at Oct 21, 2016 12:39 PM, 0 comments

Iam fortunate to have a job and I feel guilty about being so unhappy with it. Is this all there is?🙁

Posted at Oct 21, 2016 3:22 AM, 2 comments

I really don't like all of the drama at my workplace anymore. I try to stay out of it but people tend to tell me things that I don't want to know. I just wish the managers would actually change things.

Posted at Oct 18, 2016 6:51 AM, 1 comments

Am i expecting too much from work? Should it be fulfilling or is it okay to do a meaningless job just to pay the bills?

Posted at Oct 16, 2016 9:27 PM, 3 comments

I changed my job few days ago and I am a bit afraid that I am not gonna make it. New job is very demanding. Everyone is very high skilled and I am feeling average... Trying to learn new skills but it's a lot of knowledge and I don't have much time and feeling exhausted. I am afraid of defeat and humiliation...

Posted at Oct 16, 2016 5:55 PM, 4 comments

I have a creative job and I really like it. But when you are a "creative", your coworkers think that you are a bowl full of ideas. So, they ask you something and you have to have a great-magnificent idea ready for them. Well, it doesn't work like that. And you, in this case, I... feel frustrated and stressed because I need time to find inspiration. But... we all have deadlines... so, no solutions for now. Just take a breath...

Posted at Oct 21, 2016 4:50 PM, 1 comments

I dont want to get up for work yet 😭😭😭

Posted at Oct 17, 2016 10:54 PM, 1 comments

I have no right to anyone's time nor is it anyone's job or responsibility to entertain or interact with me.

Posted at Oct 20, 2016 3:27 PM, 0 comments

I used to think my boss yelled at us because he needed to feel a sense of power over people. Now I just think he's an idiot who always needs to be right. I spent a good 20 minutes trying to convince him that the script the client sent us had a typo in it (it said Seattle, Oregon). Instead of thanking me for catching it, he yells at me saying I'm wrong (I'm from Oregon btw). So I literally had to google this non-existent Seattle, OR to show that there is no such place. Yes, this is my life.

Posted at Oct 17, 2016 8:18 PM, 2 comments

Most of the time i can deal with my daily morning anxiety, not today. Called off from my newish job and now I'm beating myself up about taking a day to get myself together.

Posted at Oct 20, 2016 6:31 PM, 2 comments

I want to move on alrrady

Posted at Oct 20, 2016 7:08 PM, 0 comments

I procrastinate a lot. Every day I say «I'll do this or that» and I just can't. Makes me feel useless.

Posted at Oct 21, 2016 2:45 PM, 1 comments

I'm so conflicted. The urge to go home is so strong but I also want to stay to help my clients. Torn

Posted at Oct 19, 2016 4:57 AM, 1 comments

I have a creative job, but lately things beyond my control have hindered what I'm able to accomplish. I hold myself to such a high standard that when things can't be how I envision them because of budget or time, it really stresses me out. I hate making excuses for why I'm not producing well, but this time I really feel like my reasons are justified. I've even started thinking that what I need is a new work environment. Does anyone else relate to any of this?

Posted at Oct 20, 2016 10:26 PM, 0 comments

At work I constantly feel undervalued and fear I am going to do something wrong and get fired. I spend so much time sorry about everything being perfect I literally forget to breathe.

Posted at Oct 20, 2016 12:51 PM, 4 comments

I work with kids.. I love them so much and would do anything for them. They are so young and precious. I'm only 18 and struggle with anxiety and depression. My students help me so much with fighting those thugs off but... Once I hear their stories my heart breaks. I work long hours and don't get paid enough. I'm struggling with my mental health and my financial situation. It's scary and stressful. I cry all the time because of it.

Posted at Oct 17, 2016 7:22 AM, 2 comments

Going part time at my job this year has been such a relief and having school and the ability to take on loans to survive is a blessing (albeit a debt curse). I can finally breathe and start to function a little more normally.

Posted at Oct 18, 2016 2:23 PM, 0 comments

Ok, today was an all time low. I was more stressed than I have in my professional career. I didn't even eat lunch. I practically had a panic attack. My boss was on my case for everything. From clearing my throat in his office for something that happened in August. I have a job interview tomorrow and I just hope...pray it works out. It needs to. I'm not sure my psychy can take it. I can't home and drank and glass and a half of wine just to cope.

Posted at Oct 18, 2016 10:41 PM, 1 comments

I'm a perfectionist working at my old high school as the librarian. Many times throughout the day I have to just let things go and not expect perfectionism from teenagers.

Posted at Oct 19, 2016 6:45 AM, 0 comments

I'd like to work on my own, but i am scared to do it, so I work as an employee in a job that I don't love and makes me feel miserable. Sometimes I feel I'll never be able to quick it and work as a fashion designer as I am.

Posted at Oct 20, 2016 6:06 PM, 0 comments

I really need a new job. At my current one, I am overworked and vastly underpaid. However, I get scared, thinking that I need to keep this one because I'll never be good enough to work somewhere else that pays good wages.

Posted at Oct 20, 2016 12:49 AM, 2 comments

Between the overwhelming sensory inputs of being at work, constantly feeling other people's moods & energies, my own social anxiety & general fears, perpetual boredom & dissatisfaction with the job itself, I have always gone on an emotional roller coaster throughout the day and it is very difficult for me to stay focused & productive for an 8 hour shift. Luckily I'm able to do things now to slow down & take control.

Posted at Oct 18, 2016 3:17 PM, 2 comments

Some days I like my work just fine. Other days I fantasize about leaving about looking for a new job. Either way I'm stressed. When I'm complacent, I remember my parents nagging at me about the pay, about the low bar, about everything wrong with it. When I'm go job hunting I encounter my social anxiety, my uncertainty in interviews, my cynicism about the new environment (too rigid, not liberal enough), my fear of failure, my reluctance to sacrifice the free time I have.

Posted at Oct 19, 2016 9:32 PM, 0 comments

I just got out of art school and into a minimum wage job (full time). I'm so tired afyer my shifts that I can't work on anything I care about. I feel so uncreative and unmotivated.

Posted at Oct 23, 2016 3:36 AM, 0 comments
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