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    Finally I've asked for help

    So after many years of struggle and at the age of 35 and with no direction as to how I can try and reverse this regular doom and gloom that envelops me, I thought I'm going to seek help from a counsellor who can understand my religious, ethnic and cultural background and may be help me for the...
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    How are you feeling?

    I'm not sure if walks in this situation is a negative but it reminded me of a long walk I took yesterday to the dentists. I could have taken my car, been home in around 30 minutes. But the way I've been feeling (so physically and mentally exhausted) I thought the driving of a car gives me...
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    How are you feeling?

    I felt slightly better meeting his children yesterday who seemed so at peace with it all that it put my thoughts in perspective and the right context. Maybe next time I'd try to do something but with my driving anxiety, probably not. I have to add to this that I spoke to my manager today to say...
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    How are you feeling?

    I'm feeling incredibly low. I've got driving anxiety so when I drive, I have a tunnel vision focus on what I'm doing but unfortunately on Friday, it came at a devastating cost. On a return journey home, I noticed two cars parked up. The weird thing about it was the first car was parked at angle...
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    How are you feeling?

    Hopefully this place will be more supportive than other forums who would say "you should be sacked or disciplined!") But yes, I did invent a fake Covid-19 test to avoid going into work for this work lunch and this event. I just didn't feel an improvement in my mind to meet people and thinking...
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    Relationships Ease Anxiety?

    Congratulations on the job. It can be a good thing if you have a work colleague or friend who you can talk to about your work but also more importantly, about any anxiety. I had a very good work friend in my last job, however I never was able to share my deepest anxiety issues with her as...
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    How are you feeling?

    I wish the ground would swallow me up and make disappear from this world. Work, home, family - everything is overwhelming me. It's so hard as I can't see what small step I could take to help situations. I've signed up for counselling support, paying for it that I'm awaiting but who knows what...
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    How are you feeling?

    I'm supposed to have worked for 7.5 hours today. I've probably worked for a few hours. Rest of the time I've been sat aimlessly at my laptop feeling overwhelmed by the tasks I've got to do; feeling incapable of doing them; sat browsing unnecessarily on Twitter; just doing anything but work. And...
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    How are you feeling?

    At work, I'm feeling so conscious of what other people may think about me. It could be if I've not done a task, or if I haven't contributed in a meeting that I should have. Latter happened today when there was a big meeting and I felt aware that people (Trustees, my manager, colleagues) may be...
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    Gym etiquette

    I've said it for many years going as far back as my 20s that I want to join a gym and "tone up". Unsurprisingly that hasn't happened. Now I'm slightly overweight and at 35, I want to improve my physical health, my diet and hopefully it helps with my mental health. There is a leisure centre...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    It's something I struggle with, building up anxiety before it and not delivering on a fluent phone call. At work, I do procrastination for a little while until I realise I have to do this soon. I try to do it first thing to get it out of the way then I try to time it so I'm either alone or less...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I'm such a work fraud. Wonder when the penny will drop "oh erm, this guy isn't what we thought he was"
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    How are you feeling?

    "I f*****g hate driving!" I barked at my wife as I tried and failed to reverse my car into the driveway for the billion times. I will have been driving for four years in September, in my mid-thirties and I am so tired of being rubbish at driving causing a nuisance to myself, the people around...
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    I've had a driving anxiety episode...

    No chuckling for me. That's what I'll be doing until next Monday when I hope it will be "safe"
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    How are you feeling?

    I've been anxious for weeks with everything going in my head. Family, work, home and all. Tonight I added to that by hitting my car to another and running away. I'm waiting for the cops to come and give me my punishment that will be deserved.
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    I've had a driving anxiety episode...

    So yeah, I've just done the same fucking thing again as noted above. I picked up my car from the garage and needed to reverse it out from a tight angle, I did that somehow (thanks to someone helping me) and as I got out, (not that it's any defence but it was raining, I was rushing, anxious...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    Because I can't say no at work, my workload is busy. Especially before Christmas. Doing tasks (designing a 27 page report from scratch on Powerpoint) that I'm not that good at but scam my way through as fearful of my manager and work colleagues being disappointed in me. My design skill-set is...
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    How are you feeling?

    Mentally exhausted. Last few weeks, I've had to manage existing pressures (work, family life) and the new challenges (being involved in house renovation that's caused problems). Latter has shown how inadequate I am in dealing with trades people, I just can't digest what they say and lose...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    Annoys me how something can mess up my day in the work environment Putting together an article for a magazine, I sent it to my colleague to have a look. I would preface this and say she's absolutely lovely and not a malicious bone in her body. But I got the document back and it had loads of...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    Indecisive, unassertive, anxious about everything but especially about cars I need to top up oil in my car. I'm driving at the moment with the fear that my car is going to explode any minute, but I need to get some oil I think I have figured out the oil I need (the spec anyway) so pop into a...
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