I used to love my job but now I just have the worst anxiety attacks at the thought of having to wake up and do it all again the next morning.

Im going to have a conversation with my director tomorrow about my burnout and how I feel I can better do my job but also just have anxiety about how the conversation will go. Kind words and advice would be appreciated 😌

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Hugs to you xxxx take deep breaths, wear comfortable and comforting clothing, take care of you. Be as clear as you can be about what you need with your boss.
Burnout requires systemic change to address. A long weekend won't cut it. Think about what the organizational change your boss can help make that will help things for everyone, not just you.

You got this!

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Well it sounds to me like you have a good idea of a solve! Maybe think through who can take over something so you can do a better job on the most important things. You got this!

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Wanted to provide an update here: conversations went really well! My directors let me know that what is going on is not sustainable at all and we talked through both short and long term solutions. Lucky to work on a really great team where people really listen but also probably why the burnout feels so much worse 😅

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YES‼️ so happy it turn out this way. Here’s to you 🥂…and I have a real drink right now so it’s official 😂

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It takes courage and awareness to understand your emotional triggers and it should be commended that you are taking action in improving your mental state and environment that is causing this anxiety. You sound like a great asset to whichever agency you are at and if the conversation doesn’t go the way you hope that should be a sign that this place doesn’t resonate with you and maybe entertain moving to a new place. It would be their loss if they lose you! I wish you peace ❤️

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Ok I need to have a talk with my boss!!!!! What exactly did you say OP. I literally just typed and erased this post: I literally cannot get out of bed - I feel I’m so horrible at my job plus half the group left so we are overworked and I’m failing. I want to quit with no other job lined up but financially I can’t. My chest is tight and I work from home so no escaping it… has anyone ever felt this - what did you do?

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Another thing that helped but might not be for everyone is I did use a lot of my weekend to catch up and organize my emails and really attack my to do list but don’t recommend working on the weekend if it stresses you out!

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