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Pre-Work Anxiety

BookLover

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I am entering my 3dr week at my new job. Though this is only part time (retail) I can't help feeling anxious, especially right before I have to clock in. The people I work with are super helpful as far as my training goes and they're friendly enough. I am currently training at a different store while I await the opining of my permanent store. The job itself is a lot of fun and once I clock in my anxiety mellows quite a bit. Surprisingly, being a cashier is my favorite par of the work. My problem is the pre-work anxiety which is pretty bad. Like now, I will be starting work 9 hours from now and my anxiety is already pretty high. A bit of background: I was diagnosed with SAD nearly 20 years ago and for the last 7 years I was out of a job because my anxiety was so bad it was eating me alive! I feel that this job will take me places as I hope I can work my way up the management ladder. The only thing that stands in my way is my anxiety. Is there something you do to calm pre-work anxiety or just anxiety in general? I need all the advice I can get because there have been times in the past when my pre-work anxiety got so bad I ended-up quitting please help!
 

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I am entering my 3dr week at my new job. Though this is only part time (retail) I can't help feeling anxious, especially right before I have to clock in. The people I work with are super helpful as far as my training goes and they're friendly enough. I am currently training at a different store while I await the opining of my permanent store. The job itself is a lot of fun and once I clock in my anxiety mellows quite a bit. Surprisingly, being a cashier is my favorite par of the work. My problem is the pre-work anxiety which is pretty bad. Like now, I will be starting work 9 hours from now and my anxiety is already pretty high. A bit of background: I was diagnosed with SAD nearly 20 years ago and for the last 7 years I was out of a job because my anxiety was so bad it was eating me alive! I feel that this job will take me places as I hope I can work my way up the management ladder. The only thing that stands in my way is my anxiety. Is there something you do to calm pre-work anxiety or just anxiety in general? I need all the advice I can get because there have been times in the past when my pre-work anxiety got so bad I ended-up quitting please help!
Hi BookLover, I know exactly what you're going through. I was working in a great job for an anxiety sufferer for 4 years before going into retirement. I clearly remember being anxious from the time I got home until heading off to work the next day. Thankfully things slowly got better with time and I'd only get stressed out just before arriving at work and settled down once I got there. What a great advantage you have (as I did) that you enjoy the workplace itself. I'm confident that things will get better with time as your mind slowly accepts that your pre-work anxiety isn't rational, especially since you like the job.
 
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