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Chosenwithlove
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Anxious at work

Post by Chosenwithlove » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:48 pm

Hi
I'm hoping someone can help.just lately I've been finding my job very difficult in terms of the fine motor skills such as putting away toys correctly or hanging up bikes in the shed. When this happens I find everyone stares which makes it worse and I become hot , bothered and so anxious which means things I normally can do I suddenly cant and find myself making silly mistakes.

I feel very criticised at work as I feel my boss is exasperated with me and comments have been made behind my back but which I've heard as I am in the room. I feel like I'm so anxious I cant do my job. I have tried to explain and some adaptations have been made however I get the feeling they feel in being lazy when I am generally struggling.
The advice I have been given by family is to talk to them however I feel I have tried. My confidence is so low now I just wouldn't be able to find the words. I'm so anxious I want to quit but cant. Any suggestions how i can curb my anxiety?

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Re: Anxious at work

Post by Tom fod » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:46 pm

Hi there and welcome

Getting flustered when under pressure, very often fuels anxiety and even panic. This is a common theme sadly. Our lack of confidence is so often met with impatience and regrettably some also show intolerance and treat us like idiots which only puts us more on edge and prone to making mistakes, trapping us in a vicious circle.

It can be difficult but we have to do things at our own pace and not be rushed by others. Is there a particular deadline for putting away the play equipment can this be relaxed or the task(s) better split. Rushing or worse being rushed/watched and judged ratchets up the anxiety and only makes for more mistakes so is counter productive.

Try having a look at this link but do come back if you need more advice/support from us here
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-sup ... dsHyy2cZKj

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