I don't know if it's normal to feel so much anxiety about my job. I get an email over the weekend and I have an immediate (probably overdramatic) feeling of dread. I open my laptop on Monday and feel miserable about the week ahead. Then I read some posts here and seems like some feel the same but push through? Not really a question or a rant, but am just feeling weak for feeling like I want to give up and find a new job so early in my career

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Do not open your emails on weekends. This alone will change your life.

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To the Author: would LIKE back or REQUIRE back. There is a difference.

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I would explore other companies. Consulting being “always on” was brutal on my anxiety. I left during COVID and went to the client side. Things still come up from time to time, but I rarely if ever check my email on the weekends, no one calls or texts me, and my work is much more manageable. I still get anxiety from time to time, but it’s much better than before.

Jobs can be inherently stressful and anxiety-inducting — some more than others. Instead of trying to force ourselves to adapt and cope, sometimes it’s better to find a job that better aligns with who we are and what we’re looking for.

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KPMG1 Interviewing is always stressful and triggers a lot of anxiety for me. I try to approach it as public speaking and the more I do it, the more comfortable it becomes. It also helps to be interviewing when you have the safety net of already having a job. I was laid off many years ago and I was so desperate that it compounded the anxiety.

Take time and prepare as much as you can.
Have realistic expectations.
Approach interviewing as a learning experience.
And try to get referrals since those always help.

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I relate to this 100%. I never thought of myself as someone with anxiety until I joined a consulting company. It has been brutal. I go back and forth between feeling weak for moving on and knowing it’s a bad environment for me.

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I still felt the dread for a while, but it’s decreased a lot. Leaving is like flipping a switch where everything becomes a utopia and the past is forgotten. Even in a new role at a new place, things will bubble up that trigger something for your past.

I feel 100% the same way! Been at KPMG for 8 months and it’s crushing my soul. Yesterday I cried for a few minutes in the morning dreading what was waiting for me in my emails. I want to leave and need to leave. But the steps to get out are hard, and it’s nonstop. On top of a heavy workload I barely have the energy to look at a job posting.

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I felt this too and did not recruit for months because it felt like another huge task when I was mentally exhausted. Now I'm almost obsessively refreshing job boards, reaching out, and applying because I am scrambling to leave. There was no in between for me but hopefully you find yourself one! Hang in there - let's get out of this ASAP!

Yup, called the Sunday Scaries (I get them on Fridays or Saturdays lol). I carve out a day where I don’t work, intentionally rest, and spend time meditating in the morning both sat and sun. On Sunday afternoons, I work (without showing I’m online) for an hour just to check email and plan my priorities for the next day. I also have windup and windown routines for the work week.

Also, work out every day - some kind of exercise to get your lymph system going.

That said, it depends on your team. I was on a terrible project with a Director whose insecurities and temper indirectly scaled to his level of competency (which was that of yesterday’s belly lint on a good day) - ended up leaving KPMG. Sometimes, there’s no amount of meditation or essential oil to combat a poor situation.

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It’s ok! Most people don’t find the right job for them until a few tries within different companies, no one should judge you. Just get out there and find a role you love! Life is too short to be miserable over a job.

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