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I feel burnt out and it’s only been four months since I started.. ik, ik, it’s pathetic. But I’ve been feeling physically sick and mentally exhausted ever since busy season ended, and it only seems to

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get worse as time goes on. I can’t focus on anything at work, I literally just feel like I’m going to pass out sometimes, no matter how much sleep I get I’m still exhausted.. plus my anxiety is getting pretty bad, and starting to feel depressed about everything in general. It’s affecting my performance &, it’s incredibly embarrassing..😭 i feel really alone with feeling this way and I’m not sure how I can start to feel better

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Giving advice on these things can be tough as everyone has different experiences and it’s hard to know what people have tried and not tried. I’ll share some general things that have helped me over the years with anxiety and depression; Guided meditation (I do 10 minutes every morning when I wake up), Avoid excessive stimulants and downers (caffeine, alcohol etc), Working with a therapist (your company has an EAP program for probably 5 visits a year), exercise, making your bed and recognizing that you’ve accomplished something at the start of your day (seems stupid, but it helps shape my day), keeping a clean living space, establishing a consistent sleep routine (I discovered through discussions in therapy and journaling that I find my anxiety to be generally lower if I wake up early and never have to worry about rushing to work), keeping a journal of my anxiety and depression general thoughts and levels on a scale of 1-10 for the day, SSRIs (is recommend this as a last resort- but please know there is nothing wrong with being on meds! It’s no different than treating a physical ailment), reshaping how you view situations (this was extremely hard for me as I used to be very negative and beat myself up - however therapy gave me a different perspective and it’s helped me apply it to many situations), recognizing that nothing is forever and every storm passes, recognizing that we all make mistakes and we can only change the future, being present in your life versus riding autopilot, surrounding yourself with supportive and loving friends and family. If you ever need someone to chat with please feel free to reach out! I hope you find a way to manage these thoughts and feelings OP. They are perfectly normal and it’s nothing you should ever feel bad about 💜.

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I started 5 months ago and I’m trying to remind myself how much I struggled with the change going from high school to college. I really struggled, wanted to move back home, and just overall felt like I made a terrible decision. 5 years of college later it was such an incredible experience. It just took me a while to understand how things worked, to get comfortable in the new place, etc. College to working full time is another huge change in your life. Its normal that it’s hard and I know that doesn’t make it any easier for you now but it’s something I’ve been trying to remind myself

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Um, isn’t the worst still about to come?

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It’s always hard in the beginning. As a first year, first year senior, and first year manager you’ll experience many burn outs. Just because your adapting to the work and new responsibilities. During my first 4 months of PA I immediately taught it wasn’t for me. During the beginning of my senior year I almost like quit. But here I am as a 3rd year senior, up for manager promotion next year. A lot of it has to do with not understanding your potential. PA will continue to challenge you, but trust me you’ll do great. I wouldn’t judge it based on the first months. You still have so much more to learn.

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don’t downplay your emotions OP. whether you’re in it for a months or years it affects people differently. i’ve been doing it for four years and I constantly find my anxiety and depression at all of the highs and lows. I can’t offer more advice than what other people in this group provided but just know you’re not alone!

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Take some time off if your busy season is over

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Take time off

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Plain and simple your body is not used to having to work that hard for that long. It will get used to it. Get over the hump, put in your time, and go from there.

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I’m an experienced mgr now but still remember that feeling I had my first several months as a new staff. It was the feeling of not knowing what to do, not really understanding what was going on, and feeling like failing. Pretty much cried every Friday on my way back home to let out the stress (was going through some personal things too). It did get better though once I started to figure things out, and build relationships with teammates and clients.

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Just wanted to add that it’s not pathetic or embarrassing. As you can see from the other posts, the feeling is pretty common so please know that you’re not alone and your teams and FB family will be supportive and want to help however possible.

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Imo, I felt that way for the 4 years I was in public until I recently quit.

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It’s not pathetic, the work hours are long and unreasonable. My first few weeks at PwC I slept from 6 to 6 before I got used to working full time. I would however recommend taking some time off and also getting professional help because your mental health is very important. It’s not something that just goes away with rest.

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Just think 30 plus more years of that to go

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