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Stress at Work
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I wish I could just hit a “pause” button to catch my breath.

Posted at Jul 19, 2018 4:00 PM, 2 comments
9

I am proud of myself because I took today off to have a self-care/mental health day.

Posted at Jul 18, 2018 3:59 PM, 2 comments
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It’s so draining to work along someone who can be very arrogant, insensitive and confrontational Or tries to dominate others.

Posted at Jul 15, 2018 7:37 PM, 1 comments
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Turned down a job that I didn't really want in an effort to learn to say no to things I don't want to do.

Posted at Jul 16, 2018 7:25 PM, 1 comments
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A year ago I left my dream job. A job that I dreamed of since I was 13 years old and worked very hard to achieve... with that profession I wasn’t making good money, I was being harassed by my co-workers, and there were no benefits or health care for my family, but I loved the work itself. I’m in a new job where I am paid very well, get along wonderfully with my coworkers and get great benefits and healthcare, and I don’t mind the work, but I’m hung up on it not being my dream job.

Posted at Jul 17, 2018 4:42 AM, 0 comments
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For work I’m constantly talking to people and sometimes it’s so hard to pretend to be happy

Posted at Jul 16, 2018 4:59 PM, 0 comments
5

I start a new job tomorrow with 4 days worth of training over the space of 4 weeks. I'm on my own and not too confident with how the day will go 😔 my anxiety is right up there atm which I really can't handle

Posted at Jul 19, 2018 5:18 PM, 1 comments
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So emotionally drained from work I would do anything for a day at home today.

Posted at Jul 17, 2018 5:55 AM, 2 comments
5

I keep a list of work related ‘achievements’ on my phone that I keep adding to. This helps remind me of the value I add.

Posted at Jul 17, 2018 8:50 PM, 0 comments
5

I don’t know how much longer I can take working here...is anyone else at the point of screaming because they are so unhappy at their job?

Posted at Jul 17, 2018 1:36 PM, 3 comments
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I’m a teacher who has been signed off for a month with depression. I’m going into work for the last two days of term, but absolutely terrified that I’m going to break down infront of the kids/staff etc.

Posted at Jul 18, 2018 10:34 PM, 0 comments
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I know my work hours are unpredictable, but it sucks when I get told I'll be going home at one time and then three hours later I'm still working. I need to know how to preserve my energy throughout the day so I dont crash and I cant do that if no one ever tells me what is going on

Posted at Jul 18, 2018 1:25 AM, 0 comments
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I went back to a job that I was very skilled at and enjoyed. It's my first day, and I'm definitely feeling like the new kid abit. I'm not really clicking with anyone yet, but that's not really why I'm here. I'm here so that I can work my 3 days, be able to go to school with no problem and get my outside life back. I miss the ppl I used to work with and had a connection with. Now, it's all strangers

Posted at Jul 17, 2018 9:56 PM, 1 comments
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I am 25 years old and still working a bar job because i live in a town that is only hospitality. I despise it and I just want to move away from here to start a career and have a job that lets me use my brain and skills. I am tied up in a lease and commitments until the end of September but I can't make it that long, I'm getting more ans more angry and frustrated and I thought I could make it but I can't. I feel trapped here and I need to get out.

Posted at Jul 19, 2018 3:07 AM, 0 comments
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Allow people to vent. It's amazing how defensive people get when you're venting about something that they know nothing about and have nothing to do with. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN EMOTIONALLY SAFE SPACE. Most of us here are hurting in some way or another. Have we not all had our feelings invalidated and told they were wrong seemingly millions of times? That is emotional abuse. Let people vent. Seriously.

Posted at Jul 15, 2018 4:28 PM, 1 comments
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I got rejected for a job that I didn’t really want, but I still feel a little bad because every rejection hurts a bit. This bad feeling is why I have cancelled interviews several times. I cancelled them, because I felt like I was going to fail even before I started.

Posted at Jul 18, 2018 6:20 PM, 0 comments
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I love my job, but working with 30 screaming, troublemaking kids is exhausting. One of my triggers is a lot of constant sound, which is all that happens at work. I've been managing through it but, boy, am I glad it's Friday.

Posted at Jul 20, 2018 10:05 PM, 0 comments
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So stress and tired. So much work to do and little time. Just so scared to be behind since I am taking the morning off for my son school registration. No one does my work while I am off at all. It sucks, I never even taken a real vacation since I start 2 years ago. Only for my 2 kids sshool or when they sick. I need a new job?

Posted at Jul 18, 2018 10:35 PM, 0 comments
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Life in uniform is hard enough as a woman with anxiety and depression. Then add the ptsd. That’s a lot to hold together. And I still have to compartmentalize everything so that I can go fight for someone’s life. I fell apart today.

Posted at Jul 22, 2018 5:22 AM, 2 comments
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I just started a job at a grocery store and it’s really overwhelming. I’m having some trouble with getting stressed out and having social anxiety. Any advice? This is my first job.

Posted at Jul 19, 2018 7:31 AM, 1 comments
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Keeping work separate from home and vice versa is so important when it comes to stress. I am really starting to notice the signs of people around me at work who are feeling the anxieties and sadness right below the surface but are just as good at hiding it as I am. Wish there was an easy way to tell them you feel the same way.

Posted at Jul 21, 2018 1:02 AM, 0 comments
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I'm at work and my boyfriend accidentally packed me raw hamburger meat for lunch so now I'm fucking hungry at work. I hate this day.

Posted at Jul 19, 2018 3:20 PM, 3 comments
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Im giving in into automatic overworking mode again. Can't tell if it is better to feel the thing or be functional at work. I've been disassociating hard in the pasts months or so. I'm not doing things I should to support my mental health and just waiting for next hard rock bottom. My immediate support circle are also in pain, sad and dealing. I feel alone. I really need to not exploit my body at work. Need to find a therapist.

Posted at Jul 22, 2018 6:18 AM, 2 comments
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One of the nurses I work under is a very lazy and negative. She acts like a know-it-all, tops every story you tell, and I feel like she is talking down to our residents in the nursing home. I really dread the days when I have to work 12 hours with her, I try my best to keep busy and work hard to not be around her because she is very irritating to work with. I have been nothing but civil to her and greatly appreciate the work she does, but goodness she drives me crazy!

Posted at Jul 21, 2018 4:22 PM, 1 comments
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My HR business partner complimented me on how I bring personal development and growth opportunities to my team. I managed to just say “thank you” instead of discounting her compliment, but I still struggle to truly accept and embrace any positive feedback. I hate how anxiety robs me of my ability to believe in myself.

Posted at Jul 18, 2018 4:28 PM, 0 comments
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