I've been having a host of health issues lately among other things, and I've noticed being anxious leads me to make impulsive decisions.
I am a writer and I woke up late the other day. A couple clients asked for revisions and I was already behind on my work and started to feel overwhelmed. I sort of flipped out and cancelled three small (but paying) writing jobs from a new client. In the greater scheme of things the amount of revisions requested was small compared to the volume that I write, I just flipped out because I had a lot of work.
Also I am starting a new job soon, but lately I've been having a lot of health problems. I know some of it is due to stress. Right now I have time but cant check out the issues because with my poor insurance, theres no way I'll be able to get seen in time. However, once I am at my new job and my new, better quality insurance starts, I don't want to have to take time off all the time. At least one of the issues is important. The ER doctor found a cyst which could be the cause of chronic pain which completely debilitates me for a few days each month. I got to the point that I was so worried about balancing my health issues at my new job I thought I would just quit and not even start this job. This is dumb because I need the money so I may as well try to work it out.
Any tips on starting a new job while managing health issues? Any tips on getting through anxious thoughts so that you don't make impulsive decisions?