Welcome to HealingWell. I understand your feelings as I know many of the members will also.
I would like to suggest you work on your depression first. There are other ways to get a break and find some time for yourself. Starting a new job may be one of the most stressful things you can do.
Have you ever tried journaling........?
I know your in between insurance but have you ever tried CBT therapy. There is an online free site that many members have used and have had wonderful luck with it.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
CBTThe MoodGym Training Program
Just click on the link.
Relaxation techniques: Try deep breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization (imagining peaceful scenes), and/or listening to soothing music.
Realistic self-talk: While we can't always control what happens to us, we can always control what we say to ourselves. It's important to keep things in perspective. Talk to yourself in reasonable ways. Ask yourself "how likely is my fear?" Remind yourself that you have coped before during other challenging times. Don't just dwell on the negative but consciously look for things you can appreciate every day.
Make an effort to stay focused on what's happening now. What do you see, hear, and smell? How do you feel? Truly be 'present' in the moment! That will help you keep the anxiety/depression down.
Is there anything you wanted to do but never got round to? A hobby you wanted to start? Throw yourself into it and don't look back. How about volunteer at a place you have an interest in? Volunteer work also looks good on a resume'.
Again welcome and take care
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