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Hi everyone, I am 25 and have felt anxious as far back as I can remember e.g. all school, social events and in adulthood throughout my worklife.
I have had over 10 jobs in the past 9/10 years, which to me is more than anyone else I know, it's obvious that I'm a job hopper. Up until around 6 months ago I thought that Was The main issue, that I was just a job hopper who got bored of jobs and couldn't stick around. But now it's clearer to me that it is down to anxiety (social) that I avoid confrontation and staying too long in jobs as I would take weeks off at a time then just not go back!
It does get frustrating and my career isn't progressing - I'm always the new girl in jobs then leave usually no longer than 6 months to a year later. I think the longest I have stayed in a job was in retail for 2 years, don't get me wrong I still felt anxious but I loved the people that worked there as they were all my age.
I have been in my current job for around 11 weeks and have already been off for around 4 weeks. I am due to go back in 2 days but feel like i just can't so I feel like getting my sick note extended for another week and then go back in a weeks time (after Christmas).
I just would appreciate any advice on How To settle back in after being off for a month and How To avoid the stares and people wondering why i was off. I'm dreading having to see colleagues and them thinking I just wanted to skive off work over Xmas. Help!!!!
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