Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

Sending big hugs and positive vibes to anyone like me who feels crippling anxiety on Sunday nights knowing you have to work tomorrow and you hate your job because of the stress and anxiety that comes with it. ❤

Posted at Dec 4, 2017 1:09 AM, 2 comments

I am a nurse who struggles with anxiety daily. Sometimes working with people & having their lives in my hands puts me in a panic. But at the same time, it's such a rewarding career & often I go home feeling good about myself because I may have saved someone's life. If I let my anxiety control me, I wouldn't be able to handle this job. But I work hard everyday to battle my racing thoughts and I attempt to face the things that scare me. Don't let anxiety limit your choices in life.

Posted at Dec 10, 2017 5:53 AM, 1 comments

I'm about to help teach 40 kids about the STEM field. I'm nervous but also excited! This is my first time doing anything like this.

Posted at Dec 9, 2017 3:42 PM, 0 comments

Boss: Are you on drugs? Me: Now we both know you don't pay me enough to have a drug habit.

Posted at Dec 8, 2017 8:33 AM, 0 comments

Tomorrow is my first day back to work after having a week off with anxiety. I’m so so nervous but am trying so so hard not to overthink and worry too much about it.

Posted at Dec 3, 2017 8:21 PM, 4 comments

I am a teacher ...... life is... crazy . I am only 21 and have no kids . Being with kids the whole day sometimes stresses me out . I feel like I have to ensure every learner understands what i am teaching which is so frustrating ! Then I have to deal with parents and their petty matters . Then i go home to my parents (i do need them for support as I have really bad anxiety ) i have to cook and stuff . 😕😕😕

Posted at Dec 5, 2017 11:45 AM, 3 comments

So, I am a police officer. I've been in law enforcement for almost 7 years now. I just started in a new position and honestly it scares me so much because I am afraid of failing. I need to get over this because it can cause me or someone else their life. When I am at work I try to stay focused on the job. But when I get home I am paranoid that everyone is talking behind my back that I am a failure and a joke.

Posted at Dec 9, 2017 10:53 PM, 4 comments

Recent major changes at work have me seriously considering a change in professions. But I’ve worked hard to get where I am now. I also have loads of student loan debt to boot. I feel like I’m stuck... there isn’t a profession I can think of that pays what mine does without spending years working towards that. I had a small panic attack at work, tried to walk away to breath, but new boss just followed me down the hall to chastise me about being emotional at work. How is THAT acceptable??

Posted at Dec 7, 2017 3:37 AM, 0 comments

My coworker sits at her desk and texts 95% of the day (no joke) and gets paid the same as me...I work my butt off. My boss knows but doesn't care. I want to leave, I can't take the favoritism anymore

Posted at Dec 5, 2017 2:57 PM, 2 comments

I've got a new job with the company I've been working for and i keep having panic attacks. I'm so exhausted and overwhelmed I really don't know what to do with myself.

Posted at Dec 4, 2017 11:24 PM, 1 comments

I always get really upset when I make a mistake at work. I work at a theatre, and the mistakes are usually just dumb mistakes that either someone can fix or the audience won't ever notice, but I still can't help beating myself up about them. I start crying about it, which doesn't ever help either.

Posted at Dec 8, 2017 2:43 AM, 2 comments

I love what I do, but every day I hate the company I work for more. Quitting is a difficult choice because I bring in half of a comfortable income, and I like my actual job. I feel stuck in an impossible situation.

Posted at Dec 7, 2017 10:59 PM, 0 comments

All my coworkers seem so grumpy. I always have a weird feeling I did something wrong when I am around them.

Posted at Dec 7, 2017 9:09 PM, 0 comments

I’ve been trying hard to have a balance between work and my life. My work culture is very much “live to work” but I don’t want work to take over because it’s a huge stressor for me. Any advice for turning off my work brain would be helpful :)

Posted at Dec 6, 2017 3:15 PM, 4 comments

I’ve been at my job for one year now and I don’t feel a strong connection to the place or my coworkers as I have in my past jobs (where I had to leave due to Visa running out, having to finish school, and to move closer to family). It makes me sad to think that I could leave and not really miss a single person or thing. I crave being around friendly, caring, and fun people in a nice environment. One that has a strong impact on me and brings a spark into my life. Is that too much to ask for?

Posted at Dec 6, 2017 4:31 AM, 2 comments

If you can relate or have words of encouragement I could use them. I have CPTSD . I try not to attach myself to the memory of the traumas or live in victimhood but I still have some triggers. Aggressive men being the main one. Currently involved in Work situation with men being very sexually aggressive and disrespectful. Most recently a male coworker calling me a Bitch and then chasin me down. Being bullied everyday. Yet I leave feeling like I’m guilty because I spoke up for myself.

Posted at Dec 5, 2017 3:24 AM, 2 comments

Need to go back to work on Tuesday and I am already dreading it. Should just stay at home for a few weeks :/ but then I won't know what to do with myself either, which somehow seems worse.

Posted at Dec 9, 2017 8:56 AM, 0 comments

I work in a care joe. And it’s stressful but tonight during my 13.5 hr night shift I’ve been hit 7+ times and it’s really getting to me it happens all the tine it’s part of the job but today it feels personal because I feel vulnerable.

Posted at Dec 9, 2017 3:13 AM, 2 comments

I'm really unhappy with my job. But the thought of having to build rapport at a new place and deal with the adjustment and new setting worries me and kills my motivation to do anything about moving on. It doesn't help that the department I want to move to internally is being incredibly vague about when wtheywant me to reapply. My anxiety about this place is overwhelming at times.

Posted at Dec 8, 2017 6:33 PM, 0 comments

I normally work part-time, but have had to do so much overtime recently, I've worked a few 50-hour weeks. Can't wait for the holidays to begin...

Posted at Dec 8, 2017 8:34 AM, 0 comments

I like my girls at work they are nice ..but they really know how to talk bad behind every ones back. It's annoying. They even talk to the boss about each other and the single one girl out I think it's because they are jealous of her but it's annoying how they try to make the boss watch her when she's not doing anything wrong.. It's so confusing to type!

Posted at Dec 8, 2017 3:24 AM, 3 comments

Had my first probation talk today. Told my boss about my problems with spelling and some of the reason I find it hard to speak up in meeting and she took it very well.

Posted at Dec 7, 2017 10:26 PM, 0 comments

Work you enjoy is great for your health! Finally left my old job and pursued my career interest and my new job is great! Hard work but great. Its been a he'll of a journey to get here though. Especially with depression and anxiety

Posted at Dec 7, 2017 8:36 PM, 2 comments

I need to continue to set small but significant goals.

Posted at Dec 6, 2017 2:06 PM, 0 comments

I'm currently unemployed and wake up everyday shame spiraling about it. Anxiety makes it really hard for me to focus on the work it takes to apply and get hired. I just have to keep reminding myself, everything in it's own time. I'm gonna be okay. Just want to feel that I'm okay.

Posted at Dec 5, 2017 7:43 PM, 2 comments
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