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Old 01-19-09, 05:43 PM   #1
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Feeling really bad right now, like I only should be in a mental hospital. I can't sit and focus and do work anymore (design, web editing). Can't focus on the computer. Parents are yelling at me, telling me I have to get a full time job. Duh. I know I do, but it seems like there are all these obstacles and even if I overcome one tiny pebble I get thrown back by a boulder. Just realized that I get really anxious when thinking about applying, when applying, reading emails, job descriptions, not to mention interviews. Don't know what I do good, don't know what I want in a job (other than stability and not be afraid of getting laid off). Paranoid, all the time in regards to work. I used to be productive, now I can barely do one thing all day. So confused, upset, afraid I'm never going to get better.
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Old 01-19-09, 07:37 PM   #2
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Hello RedUnicorn13, I know exactly how you feel. I'm looking for work, I know I need to find something I can do and earn some money to live etc but I'm starting to get anxious just by reading the job advertisements. I've lost what little confidence I had in myself last year and couldn't imagine successfully going through a interview and actually getting hired. Being in kind of the same situation I couldn't probably offer you any real useful advice, I just wanted you to know I understand how you feel.
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Old 01-20-09, 12:43 AM   #3
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also have same problems. For me it comes from the fear of making a mistake from putting myself out there only to find out that I'm inadequate. Pressure from exterior sources(i.e. parents) only intensified it. Advice, visit both a career counselor and a personal counselor.
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