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Just started a new job and I guess I just wanted an outlet for my thoughts. It's been a while since I've had a job and met so many people, it's difficult especially in a work setting when there's pressure to be outgoing and pressure to perform well and learn quickly. I felt like my anxiety and social anxiety have been super high, and in combination with me being tired from adjusting to a new schedule and just nervous in general, my anxiety got pushed into the next threshold and I found myself dissociating a bit today. It was difficult but I did my best, luckily my trainer was very nice and said I did very well. Unfortunately I feel like I had trouble with eye contact with some of my coworkers today and I feel like anxiety showed, now I'm worried that they think something is off with me :/ I'm sure I can "make up for it" with normal interactions in the future, it just sucks to have felt like I made a weird first impression. I still feel sort of dissociative and anxious. I guess I'm not exactly looking for advice, although I'm not opposed to it, but I am also wondering if anyone has been through something similar? hope you guys are doing well out there<3

    • Illix

      768d

      Oh my yes. Everytime. Depending on the people I worked with it would get better or worse. In one job, I made friends eventually and the following 2 years I worked there I became outgoing and an extrovert, at least with those people, but it spread out to the patients and visitors and customers as well. Though there were still come coworkers I never really got comfortable with and my anxiety would spike around them a little, having the friends I'd made and experiences to fall back on over the months made them tolerable at worst. Anytime I am in a new position I think back to how that one worked out and it gives me hope and a little peace of mind to calm me down. Just saw your next comment pop up while writing this. I will say that having my direct supervisor on the same medications definitely had a huge impact in a positive way. I was honest from the get go and she was extremely supportive and understanding. There were days I would call in and talk to her about having troubles convincing myself to come to work and if the situation allowed, she'd let me come in late or even call off for the day. Just knowing I had that made it so much easier. Keep a positive outlook and put one foot in front of there other. New day means new opportunities for something to go well lol.

    • mysticdaydreams

      768d

      Also, I'm not on medication, I have an appointment with a new psychiatrist but she wasn't able to fit me into her schedule until the second week of June :( I had to reschedule my original appointment with her because my job start date got moved to the same day, which was super disappointing. Of course they would want me to start on the same day lol 🙃

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