How to deal w. stress

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   Posted 11/2/2007 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
1. I am dealing with a lot of stress right now along with depression/anxiety. 2. Next Monday I have to put in my two weeks notice at work ( 2 1/2 years)- no one knows about this decision I have made. This job is very stressfull and getting stressfull every day! (4AM-11AM). 3. After I quit I will be starting a new job that has benifits and more hours. I am stressed out. I am not even sure I have made a right decision and I have had to keep quiet about this new job from my coworkers. I am not sure if I will be able to handle this job i am taking!!!!! Three weeks ago I got out of rehab (8 days) for my depression and went straight to work after two days. And now I have to deal with all this. Got any advice? Ways to de-stress!!! etc...

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   Posted 11/3/2007 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I am in the EXACT same boat as you.  I'm paddling hard on my side--you do your  Anyways, what I am doing is paying as little attention as possible to how much my current situation is a drag.  I know that every day that passes, I will be an inch closer to the better opportunity.  Look at the positives:  You will have better health benefits and I imagine a more-positve work enivornment.  I would say that you have a lot to look forward to. 
My situation is that there is a nurse who I saw abuse a patient.  He spanked her twice, dragged her to her room, threw her on her bed and closed the door behind her.  When she was trying to get out, he held the door shut.  I decided to go through the proper steps for this to be reported.  The big boss man questioned the nurse and he denied everything. The company loves to cover up stuff like this.  Yes, they do get sued  I have to deal with the nurse in about eight hours who knows that I am the one who told on him.  However I won't have to deal with him for much longer.  He is a jerk, he is combative, abusive and all-around hard to deal with, but I won't have to deal with him for much longer and the place where I am going to doesn't tollerate this type of behavior and investigates all allegations of abuse made.  From what I understand, they aren't stuipd enough to have a nurse like that there.  It is no secret that the guy is abusive--it's just so much easier to avoid extra work and potentially deal with the law.
Picture yourself in a few weeks in an excited state about the fact that you have new ventures coming your way.
Best of luck,
"I never look forward, because I have no idea about how any of it happened to getting here. I've no idea how the next five years are going to be."--Paul McCartney

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   Posted 11/3/2007 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
First of all welcome to the forum,I am very glad that you found us and I am sure you will find the support that you are looking for.

I am a firm believer that in order to heal from depression you have to look at your environment and see if that is causing your depression. It sounds like your current job was.

New job...Iven, you obviously have the qualifications for the new job or they would not have hired you. Going to a new job is scary,but once you are trained and know the job then I bet you will be very relieved.
Don't sell yourself short before you have even gotten there ok?

Congratulations on your new job and keep us posted.

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   Posted 11/3/2007 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there Iven and Welcome to HealingWell,

Like Shy, I agree that the firm that are taking you on wouldnt have empliyed you unless you were able to do the job. I understand how hard it is to move from 1 job to another... every time I get a new job, (I have had 4 now) I spend the first few weeks thinking about how bad I am at it and wanting to throw in the towel and give up. But hang in there because it does pass and you will soon find that you have made the right decision. Your new job has less stress, more hours and more pay... its gotta be good otherwise you wouldnt have taken it! Hopefully this will help with your depression as well. Congratulations on doing the rehab as well... its not an easy thing to do and anyone who has the bottle to go through it deserves a round of applause.

Let us know how the new job goes


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