Trying not to screw up

I am so angry about some work stuff right now. After all these years, I seriously am contemplating quitting my job. I really just want to go eat my emotions with a bunch of junk right now.  I can’t leave work to go for a walk so I am stuck here. Any ideas on how to change my thinking or at least get my mind off of it.


14 thoughts on “Trying not to screw up

  1. Maybe you’d be better spending your energy on seeing what’s out there? If you’re seriously so unhappy about work, maybe it really is time to look? You may not end up quitting, but at least you’ll see what options are out there for you, and whether it’s doable at this time. Don’t go to the junk, it has nothing to do with what’s actually bothering you. Keep your thoughts centered on productivity, not backstepping. You can do it!!

    1. If I quit I would just focus on school, which I don’t want to do yet. I would hate to get another job and know that i would have to quit after a year. Next year I will start a med program and be doing clinicals all day and planned to quit and focus on that.

  2. I was in a similar situation for the last 4 months. I was fortunate, as a lateral job became available. I coped by focusing on my task and trying not to let the events at work get me too down. It’s hard to do. What’s going on at work that’s causing this?

    1. Other managers going over my head to my team and just trying to take over. And then my team being confused about who to go to. My boss obviously doesn’t want to help and I have already addressed my team and the other 2 mgrs that do it. 1 has backed off but the other doesn’t care. I sent my boss an email today and hopefully she gets a clue and can fix the situation because I’m done dealing with it.

      1. I have worked with other managers who’ve done similar things. Most of the time it’s to enhance their performance at the expense of yours. It’s exhausting because it causes you to take work home with you. I hope that your boss resolves the matter quickly.

  3. I don’t have a lot of suggestions, but something that keeps me a little bit calm on bad days is to think of three things that I am thankful for in any situation….it helps my mind process things and remember to be a little less on edge….I don’t know if it will work for you, but it’s what I do. Like, I remind myself that I love driving my car that is paid for by my job; or I am thankful that I get to wear jeans and if I come in late, my boss doesn’t scream at me…. just a few things that help me. I wish you lots of success and I hope that your day gets better REALLY soon!!! You can do this–you are worth every bit of effort that you are putting into yourself!!!

      1. LOL Sometimes, I struggle with wanting to put terrible things in my mouth, too… and eat away the stress of the day–so believe me, I know how it feels!! I have found myself praying a lot more lately and trying to be encouraging to others… believe it or not, when I am encouraging to someone else, it makes me calmer and happier overall. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! (P.s. Don’t eat the cookies/ice cream/cake/chips!! hahahaha!!)

      2. I should do that too. It’s hard for me to stop and remember to pray in the heat of a situation. I will try it. I know it calms me down, I just have to remember. Thanks! Lol so far I have avoided the temptations and just had a healthy lunch. I just stepped away from the situation and pretty much everything else to focus and regain myself

  4. I get those moments when I just want to drop everything and start binge eating — and that is when I take time to reflect. That manifests differently for different people. Some people pray, I spend my time meditating during difficult situations. I am sorry you are going through a bad work experience right now. Whenever I got to a point in my job where I just couldn’t stand to go in anymore, I started looking for a different job. I know that not everyone has the financial ability to leave a certain job, especially in this market — but if you can handle it, find something else, even if it is temporary. No amount of money is worth that level of anxiety and dread.

    1. Thank you. I have always wanted to try meditating. I think I am going to take vacation from work and make some decisions. I don’t want to quit until I am closer to transferring in school but think some changes are needed.

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