“I lied about being sick today (well, the real reason I was sick) because I have had an absolutely awful week and just couldn't handle the stress anymore this week. Normally with meds and coping strategies I do fine, but I already had one panic attack earlier in the week, and sitting down yet again at 9pm to work for hours on end just to teach at 7am was paralyzingly. I know it's just bc I have way more stress in my personal life ATM, but after doing fairly well for awhile it was crippling.”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.