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MaddieDanielsen

639d

Hey so I’m really struggling. I started a new job doing something I already have done which is activities at a nursing home. Well I’m really super anxious and can’t sleep because I just feel like I keep messing up. I ordered things on someone else’s card on accident, told a resident who can’t eat food from McDonald’s that we could get her some because I just didn’t know she couldn’t order it, and today I asked someone if they would like a snack and they went off on me about how I knew they couldn’t have a snack and it was just a huge mess. I feel like no matter what I do it has bad consequences. My boss tries to reassure me by telling me the staff and residents have good things to say about me but I just keep crying and feel like I’m screwing everything up. I don’t want to get a different job because I love what I do but I’m afraid if I get more stressed out I’ll have a seizure and I just reached the 3 month mark of not having one. I’m just so worried. I’m sorry this is so long I just don’t have anyone to talk to about it without me sounding dramatic.

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    • Lady6ug

      639d

      This feels so much like me so you're not alone. Work stresses me out so much and I have a hard time forgiving myself when I make mistakes. But we are only human and if you boss says that people are saying good things then you're doing fine. You can't do everything perfectly and it's not your fault if you don't know something. I sometimes am too anxious to ask even simple questions but I also refuse to do anything without being taught first so I end up doing nothing. You do know what you are doing, you just need time to learn the specifics of your new work place. And, I'm ADHD so forgetting something or doing something absent-mindedly is an every day occurrence for me so don't worry too much if it happens every once in a while, it can make for a funny story later on.

    • Lady6ug

      639d

      This feels so much like me so you're not alone. Work stresses me out so much and I have a hard time forgiving myself when I make mistakes. But we are only human and if you boss says that people are saying good things then you're doing fine. You can't do everything perfectly and it's not your fault if you don't know something. I sometimes am too anxious to ask even simple questions but I also refuse to do anything without being taught first so I end up doing nothing. You do know what you are doing, you just need time to learn the specifics of your new work place. And, I'm ADHD so forgetting something or doing something absent-mindedly is an every day occurrence for me so don't worry too much if it happens every once in a while, it can make for a funny story later on.

    • Chrissyposi

      639d

      Don’t be so hard on yourself ! We all make mistakes. It okay. Take deep breaths and remind yourself that you are doing your best. 💕 remember to breathe !

    • potsprincess

      639d

      you might have social anxiety disorder, zoloft changed my life when it comes to social anxiety. I work in a nursing home too and the most important thing for you to memorize would be food allergies and diets of the residents. This takes time to learn, your not going to get it within the first few shifts. It probably takes a month of working full time or 3 months part time to really get to know them all well. We keep a list of everyones dietary needs in our kitchen. It might help you to make a copy and keep it in your pocket and always double check before handing out food. I was a bit of a slow learner myself, and we do all make mistakes. There is no need to beat yourself up about it, you will get there with time.

    • HappyKat

      639d

      Gosh, you are only human. Take it easy on yourself. I bet you are doing a much better job than you think. We all mess things up everyday. Most people just don't admit it!

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