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Help me to care a little bit less

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PurpleCuckoo Mon 26-Oct-20 21:40:11

My job is starting to eat up my life, or to be more specific my worrying about it is. In general I like the job but I beat myself up for tiny inconsequential mistakes and worry about things that aren't in my control. Rationally I know I shouldn't allow these things headspace but I just can't help it. I want to do my job well and I suppose if I'm honest I do worry what other people think of me - I worry they'll think I'm incompetent if I make the slightest mistake. The result is I'm stressed during work hours then I spend my evenings analysing the work I've done and what I still have to do. I wish I could be one of these people who can just switch off/let things bounce of them. I do also realise how lucky I am to even have a job to worry about in the current climate. How can I maintain some perspective, leave work at work and maybe even just care slightly less?

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KILNAMATRA Mon 26-Oct-20 22:27:07

Sounds like my old friend anxiety to me.. the calm app is good.. when you come home take the dog or your neighbours dog for a walk. Busy your head with something else. Yoga etc you know the routine.. life no better in a month? Well lexapro from the Gp sorted me out ...

KILNAMATRA Mon 26-Oct-20 22:28:27

Oh and connect with people outside work...

PurpleCuckoo Tue 27-Oct-20 09:36:52

Yep, I recognise it's an anxious thing really. It's just frustrating as I left a previous job because i hated it and it was ruining my mental health, I felt like a new woman for 6 months and really thought I'd solved it. But it's all creeping back in despite me actually enjoying the new jobsad. I do a bit of yoga but could up the number of classes actually and could certainly be going for more walks than I am, thank you.

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