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  1. #1
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    Post I'm New and Need Advice

    I've been a sufferer of anxiety most of my life. My anxiety wasn't bad in my teens, but as soon as I hit college; something switched in me and now I have panic attacks and obsess at the smallest things. Somehow I keep it in check, I am not on any medication.
    Sometimes the anxiety is so bad that it prevents me from applying for jobs and moving on with with my life.
    Now I maybe getting a promotion at my current workplace and it all seems overwhelming. The place where I work is very chaotic, but the position I am currently in is not challenging and haven't received a pay raise in the 4 years I've been there. I don't know if I made the right decision and accepting the new position, it just seems all overwhelming and I really feel like backing out. I am now going to be participating in meetings and that for me is overwhelming as it is. I am terrible in situations like that.
    I try to explain this condition to people and no one at my workplace don't know that I suffer from anxiety or to what extent. I usually keep it in check, but as a receptionist there's not so much to focus on and push me to worry.
    Thank you for listening to me rant. I needed a place to let this out. Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Hollie,

    I'm new here, too. Can't really offer too much advice because I'm feeling a lot of the same things you seem to be experiencing.

    Just wanted to say that you're not alone. Hope that brings some comfort to a disorder that can feel incredibly isolating.

    Best wishes!

  3. #3
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    Thanks, I really appreciate the response, just knowing that someone is listening helps

  4. #4
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    I think your doing fine. Don't focus too much on anxiety and being nervous or worried. Everything is going to be ok. Don't over obsess about anything. Everything will be ok...

    I know what it feels like to be in a situation where there is a lot of people. So I know what your going through. I still haven't overcome the feeling of being nervous around lots of people but I am literally doing fine. I think the reason why I'm doing fine is because I don't over obsess about having anxiety or depression. I simply look at things as "me being me", but always trying to be better.

    Don't think that you have anxiety, everybody feels down sometimes. It's just that the people with anxiety focus on having anxiety while the people who get better focus on being healthy and being fine.

    Hope I Helped...

 

 

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