More Work Stress

For those of you following my blog posts lately, you'll remember that I've been struggling with work and that last week I asked for reduced hours and/or someone working with me during longer shifts. Last week's schedule was great -- exactly what I had asked for. And then I got this week's schedule: Mon: 5:30am-1pm … Continue reading More Work Stress

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Here’s to Not Being Rash

So, in my last post I talked about how I really wanted to quit my job a little over a week ago and how I set up a DEAR MAN and texted my boss. I never heard back from him so I was unsure if he got it, but then I got the schedule for … Continue reading Here’s to Not Being Rash

Pros and Cons

Monday was a rough day for me. I had spent the entire previous week working on Turning the Mind (DBT skill) toward acceptance in regards to going to work. When my emotions would get really strong (in the negative direction), I would take a deep breath and remind myself, "I am choosing to go to … Continue reading Pros and Cons

A New Job

I told myself after my last two fast food jobs that I wasn't going to go for another job in that industry because it's just too stressful and anxiety-inducing. But then Biggby happened. I'd been going there to work on my freelance jobs and I really liked the environment and the employees. Then one of … Continue reading A New Job

Working Has Been Good For Me… Who Knew?

So, my last post was all about how I have this job now. It's remote, work-from-home, and it's part-time. Originally I was contracted for 10-20 hours a week. My client asked if I was getting enough hours and, when I said I could work a little bit more, cleared me for working up to 40 hours per … Continue reading Working Has Been Good For Me… Who Knew?

So, I Have a *gulp* Job

Guys, I have a job. I've struggled with having a job in the past. My past two jobs were part-time in fast food and neither of them lasted very long. I had too much anxiety and my depression spiked dramatically. But this job is different. It's still part-time at 10-20 hours per week but it's … Continue reading So, I Have a *gulp* Job

Cue the Disapproval and Disappointment

I wrote the title for this post last night when I was exhausted from sobbing and trying to understand why I can't seem to just be okay and be able to work. I was called in to work yesterday from 6pm-close, which meant I'd probably get home around 10:45pm. My anxiety was the highest it's … Continue reading Cue the Disapproval and Disappointment