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I have been suffering with anxiety and panic attacks for over a year now but the last 4 months they have become unbearable.
My life seems like I am on auto pilot at the moment. I wake up 3/4am most mornings worrying and stressing about work. I then get up at 6am still thinking about work. I dread going into work every day and force myself to go in. Sometimes I get myself so worked up I will be sick and hide in the toilets. I sit at my desk trying to work out what work is more important but can't priortise and my mind is so cluttered I can't make decisions so the work just builds up. This stresses me out even more and I get angry with myself for not being able to cope with the work.
I come home from work late most evenings and then worry about the next day. Go to bed stressed and the cycle continues
I do work in quite a stressful department and my job is a project manager but at the moment I cant manage myself never mind 6 projects and 10 people. I feel guilty because I feel I am letting the team down because I can't contribute or keep on top of things.
I had 2 weeks stress leave in Feb and came back hoping things would be different but I have now been back for 10 weeks and I feel the same hopeless, no confidence, always worrying and that I am drowning in the workload.
I have spoken to my boss about other less stressful roles but he can not offer me anything at the moment.
I think I have got 2 choices:
1. go on stress leave again and take some time out - feel guilty for dumping my team in again and having to cover my workload
2. Hand in my notice now and look for a less stressful job
Has anyone been in a similar situation to me and what option would you take above?
Thank you in advance
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