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anxiety is holding me back

I really want to work, I do, but I am terrified... of everything. Messing up, forgetting, overstimulation, anxiety attacks, shootings/robberies. Literally anything you can think of that is or is not in my control. I cannot see myself working any job, which breaks my heart. I have dream jobs, I have the desire to work, I even got a job a few weeks ago... but I never showed up. Couldn`t pick up the phone, couldn`t move my feet. I suppose an online job will do but if I don`t leave my house I get so depressed and anxious it`s practically unbearable. What do I even do about this? Everyone says I am making excuses and it makes me feel like shit. Thanks xx


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Reply by seraphxo

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me too....i've mostly been putting it off LOL.

i learned how to be self sufficient as much as possible just so i don't have to get a job.... i just feel like you're selling your whole life away for the bare minimum.
i feel like i'd mess up and i don't want my entire life on the line relying on someone else who can destroy it just because they don't like me, or if i mess up one time. and none of it seems worth it...even when working it doesn't cover healthcare or dentist visits. it's not enough to buy things you enjoy. like...why should I


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Reply by Kylie

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That was happening to me a lot to not to long ago, I ended up with a job at McDonalds but the anxiety was way to much and I ended up quitting after 3 days. I ended up having to take anti anxiety medication and that's been helping a lot, I'm about to be hired on as a medical scribe now.


Honestly if anything, I recommend finding a job with a part time schedule that you're not expected to show up to as much or for as long. That's what also sold me on being a medical scribe.


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Reply by Nostalgia Goddess

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I've been in that position as well. It's hard getting a job when you need references, but don't know anyone other than family. Thank goodness for Temp Agencies


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Reply by Zachary Cardenas DJ Kaos

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why dont you apply for at home job where you can work from home


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Reply by Nat Nat

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I don't know. I think we all have those worries, but most of us power through them and those thoughts don't control us. 

I used to feel this way about going to the gym - that I had to eat right at a certain time, that I had to do everything a certain way, or else it was worthless, when, really, I just needed to show up, do what I can, go home, but do it consistently. 

Everything in life is about putting one foot ahead of the other one step at a time. Sucking at something is the very first step at getting pretty good at something down the line. 


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