Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

I feel like I'm invisible at my new job. On my breaks I sit by myself and on my lunches I just sit in my car alone. I suck at making small talk so I generally don't approach people. I guess I'm already making an impression as the quiet loner yet again. I just wish i was normal.

Posted at Jan 4, 2018 7:15 PM, 6 comments

I wish work didn't feel so anxious and depressing.

Posted at Jan 3, 2018 3:27 AM, 0 comments

Work always feels very overwhelming because customers can be so rude sometimes and it’s taking a really big toll on me. I called in sick twice in a row and I’m not sure I have the strength to go in tomorrow.

Posted at Jan 5, 2018 7:18 AM, 2 comments

I am not doing a stellar job at work. I am afraid of being fired and can't stop making contingency plans. How do I let go of my anxiety so I can perform?

Posted at Jan 5, 2018 3:45 AM, 3 comments

We make coffe for each other in the office meaning you have to ask people if they want coffee, something I have been bad at anxiety and all that shit. A colleague made rude comment but today I asked if he wanted a drink and he looked very pleased said yes. This made me feel so good like a beat my anxiety a little bit.

Posted at Jan 3, 2018 9:58 PM, 2 comments

I work at a treatment facility for adolecents. It is extremely difficult for me to work when my own mental health feels out of balance right now. The job involves enduring long irregular hours, rude supervisors, lots of emotional abuse from the kids, and just general pressure to preform. I’m looking into something a little more regular, but for now I’m just losing my mind. I wish I could just not go in on Monday.

Posted at Jan 7, 2018 1:59 AM, 3 comments

I just worked my last day from a job that was causing me exteme stress, anxiety and depression. When I put my two weeks in I started feeling instant releaf. However, now I am feeling anxious because I quit without having a job lined up. I am married with two older teens so the pressure is on to find a job pretty quick.

Posted at Jan 6, 2018 4:16 AM, 1 comments

Lately with work i feel like i cant do anything correctly. I am having a hard time building confidence at work and with customers. My husband suggested getting another job but then i would feel like a failure that i couldnt even accomplish anything at a simple retail job. Does anyone else have trouble with this?

Posted at Jan 6, 2018 3:15 AM, 4 comments

Back to work today after a few days off for the holidays...same old stresses there as before I left...hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel

Posted at Jan 5, 2018 12:54 AM, 2 comments

Being back at work after holiday is stressful, I miss my constant bubble of home.

Posted at Jan 4, 2018 3:12 AM, 1 comments

Got a new job. I'm still kinda overwhelmed. I also try to be "too perfect" and I take every hint I get as a proof that I'm not good enough and doing stuff wrong. That makes me feel uncomfortable.

Posted at Jan 3, 2018 5:16 PM, 3 comments

Having a really bad time at work, it’s such a stressful and toxic environment and hardly anyone there likes me! They always judge me :( I’m trying to find a way to be happy there because I like the job, I just don’t like the people who work with me. Are there any useful tips to staying positive and being less anxious?

Posted at Jan 2, 2018 8:40 PM, 3 comments

I don’t know what it is about night shift. My heart pounds and my muscles tense and I feel like crying. I’m trying to stay positive and remember that at the end of the twelve hours I get to come home and see my baby. But it’s still hard. I’ve asked to be moved to days but I just started at this hospital Andi have no seniority, so despite the fact that I have more experience than most of the nurses there, I’m still stuck. It’s disheartening.

Posted at Jan 1, 2018 12:41 AM, 1 comments

I start a new job on Monday and I’m extremely anxious about this.

Posted at Jan 6, 2018 3:17 AM, 1 comments

I’m in trouble the whole day. I’m an apprentice in an office, and everyone just point out every mistake I do - the whole day. I feel like a idiot when I’m there, and slowly I even get to believe them. I feel like I’m an idiot, can’t do anything, my whole time there just put me into a deep hole. Don’t know how to survive even longer - 8 hours of pain, every week. Just can’t do that anymore.

Posted at Jan 5, 2018 6:36 PM, 4 comments

I'm a caretaker. I take care of 3 ladies. I'm only 19, & the ladies are much older. On most days, I love my job. The one lady, I have clicked with, she is 38, same age as my mum. Her & I usually get along quite well, & our personalities are quite compatible. But she is bipolar & she has episodes. She had an episode yesterday & during the episode, she called me profane names & told me she would kill me. I know not to take it to heart, but it still hurts. Working with her today was hard. I'm sad.

Posted at Jan 5, 2018 2:06 AM, 3 comments

I’m leaving my intern and applying for a few nice jobs ... wasn’t approved in any of them yet and I still don’t know exactly what Im looking for ... which kind of company or which kind of work. It seems like or either I’m not good enough for the position or the job won’t make me happy.

Posted at Jan 4, 2018 8:13 PM, 2 comments

I feel like my voice sounds so different at work. I can’t speak up and have struggle with conversations. Most of the time I’m just quiet and do my work, I can’t even say ‘Hello’ or ‘Thank you’ when I’m not prepared. Don’t know what’s wrong with me.

Posted at Jan 4, 2018 7:55 PM, 1 comments

My job interview today went great! I’m feeling very confident I’ll get the job but I’m still nervous bc the job deals with people but I’ve done it before, I can do it again!

Posted at Jan 4, 2018 2:51 PM, 1 comments

My anxiety has gotten so bad that I feel that I cannot even physically get myself to an interview even though I need the money badly I’m am so afraid I need to know how I can change this

Posted at Jan 3, 2018 10:05 AM, 0 comments

First time at new job !!!!!!!! So anxious !!!!

Posted at Jan 2, 2018 8:47 PM, 2 comments

I cry almost every time i have to go into work.

Posted at Jan 2, 2018 5:39 AM, 1 comments

My job is housecleaning and I think it is the best job for anyone who is stressed out or angry.

Posted at Jan 2, 2018 3:01 AM, 0 comments

I work in a place dominated by men, I finally reported a coworker that has been sexually harassing me at work for 8 months but the sporadic and short jeers from other men make me feel small and anxious. I can't report everyone, and I'm still considered new even though I've worked there for 2 years now so speaking out is not a good idea. I like what I do but feel alianated and alone.

Posted at Jan 2, 2018 1:54 AM, 1 comments

Back to work tomorrow after 10 days off. Work was overwhelmingly stressful last year which really played on my anxiety but I’ve had a chance to recharge the batteries and I’m optimistic about work this year! Long may that feeling continue! :) Good luck to everyone going back to work tomorrow! :)

Posted at Jan 1, 2018 10:11 PM, 3 comments
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