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And the work anxiety returns

Kiwi2016

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So I am finding myself beginning to feel the anxiety level increasing at work due to making mistakes, feeling overwhelmed etc. etc. Feel like I am on the edge of a panic attack but managing to stave it off through breathing but it is just so thinly under the surface. I know that I have to step back, get a grip and just tackle each task efficiently and accurately and then move onto the next one. Seems so much easier said than done. Just so worry am going down the same path again but this time with my eyes open and no one to blame but myself. As I work for an amazing boss who is fairly unexcitable. So I am lucky.

Even though had time off for the holidays - 2 4 day weekends didn't re-charge somehow. So feeling drained and exhausted all signs of depression I know all too well. Will be talking with my therapist today at lunch so perhaps that will help a bit. But the sessions are 3-4 weeks apart so not really effective but it is something. And I may go back to every 2 weeks to just get my head on straight again. Goal is to get through the day and the week and take it one day at a time. Giving it my best that I can til the weekend.

So sorry everyone as I just had to vent a bit here.
 

Sunspots

To Wish Impossible Things
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Hey, this is SF - no apology needed for venting *hug

You've had an incredibly stressful year, it's bound to take a toll on you. Do you have any holiday due so maybe you can take a week or two off to recharge? It's good that your boss is so good. Does he know that you're struggling?

Sounds like increasing the therapy to once every two weeks is a good idea until you're back on a more even keel.

I'm sorry things are hard right now *hug
 

Kiwi2016

🦩 Now a flamingo, not a kiwi 🦩
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Hey, this is SF - no apology needed for venting *hug

You've had an incredibly stressful year, it's bound to take a toll on you. Do you have any holiday due so maybe you can take a week or two off to recharge? It's good that your boss is so good. Does he know that you're struggling?

Sounds like increasing the therapy to once every two weeks is a good idea until you're back on a more even keel.

I'm sorry things are hard right now *hug
Thank you...your kind words mean so much to me. No he really doesn't nor in my mind is it proper for him to really know..I will get through this as I always do. And I did have a good session with my therapist who continues to try to get me to acknowledge my feelings/thoughts and not minimize them which is my tendency to do. So we are going to every 2 weeks which I believe will help. I also shared a little bit with my morning walking friend as well...

Yes wish time off was an option but it isn't really so will just get through it. The retiring attorney did make a point of thanking me for helping a former client of his and copying my attorney which was so sweet.

Wishing you a great day!
 

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