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Your story is a blessing to someone else

<p>Your story is a blessing to someone else</p>
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I resigned from another job today
#Depression #Anxiety #Fear #self doubt

I actually put in 2 weeks notice and the 18th was supposed to be my last day. I was training my replacement and the company asked if I could stay a few more days to maximize training. Since I haven't found a new job yet I agreed. Well the guy I was training decided it wasn't for him so I was stuck finishing the last 3 days without training anyone.

The reason I decided to leave was because I work on commission and the work slowed down to a crawl and became uneconomical to continue. I was being compensated for training my replacement but when they bailed I went back to regular commission. I didn't even bother to go in today, my last day, because I would make like $6 after expenses. I made a total of $40 for Monday and Tuesday combined. I can't live on that. In the past, I would make between $45-90 a day. Not bad for 2.5-4 hours work. I was working this part-time job plus 2 side hustles to make ends meet. I had to stop both side hustles because they also became uneconomical to continue.

I have difficulty working full-time jobs because I have chronic fatigue. I also have a hard time staying focused and remembering tasks. I constantly write things down to remember them but if I get distracted I have a hard time reorienting myself. It's maddening! I start to get angry and frustrated. I feel useless and incompetent. It drives my depression and anxiety into overdrive. Now, I need to go back to working a full-time job again to make ends meet. I don't know if I can perform a full-time schedule again but I am going to try. The reason I did the part-time job and side hustles we're because I could set my own hours. If I needed a break or a day off I took one and was able to make ends meet. I have about 1 month of expenses saved up. As long as it doesn't take me long to find another job, I should be ok. There are a lot of jobs out there but what ones will my chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression let me do?

#Depression #Anxiety #Fear #self Doubt

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Through the ages the evolution of expectation has led to fewer and fewer of us being able to recognise the present moment. In expectation we set a bar often so high that our plans will fail, hope will dwindle and instead of embracing the now we are torn between an anxiety of what could happen next and a depression of what could have been. Before we were born there were expectations on our weight, hearing, how much hair we would have. When we first saw the light of day expectation fell on when we could crawl, could eat solid food, could smile and walk, go to the toilet and talk. We see what others deem to be the normal and align our expectation to meet it but we are all on our own journey. Our lives are almost mapped out for us by the world around us, by the generations before us and how they lived life, when to have kids, what car to drive, what is a ‘good’ job and what subjects you should study in school. Far deeper than that we also carry the expectation we can’t die, we won’t get cancer, we will be around for ages so no rush, we can do everything another day. Without knowing we expect the sun to shine, the wind to blow. Check your expectations aren’t too high, we walk before we run, things take time and work so ensure even if you are setting goals, planning ahead you can separate the clock time from the psychological and don’t fall into the trap of setting yourself up for the fall. Be present in this moment it’s the greatest place to be and through expectations we can easily forget simply being instead of always seeking the future. Expectation can blind us from all we are blessed with, all the small things that get taken for granted as we expect them to be there.

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Your Sunday night or any night/day reminder:

<p>Your Sunday night or any night/day reminder:</p>
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The great fear of even a tiny sliver of hope…

<p>The great fear of even a tiny sliver of hope…</p>
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Today I woke up

<p>Today I woke up</p>
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I am so used to failure than I fear success

<p>I am so used to failure than I fear success</p>
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How do I overcome fear about my therapist suggesting new treatment modalities?

<p>How do I overcome fear about my therapist suggesting new treatment modalities?</p>
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Experiencing anxiety

<p>Experiencing <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/anxiety/?label=anxiety" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce5f00553f33fe98d1b4" data-name="anxiety" title="anxiety" target="_blank">anxiety</a></p>
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