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Anxiety at work

I've been at my job about 2 months now. It's in a field that I haven't been before so getting the hang of the industry is taking longer than I expected. During this time, I've made many silly small mistakes continuously and I feel my bosses think I'm incompetent. I am so anxious when I come home, constantly thinking about my mistakes and what my bosses think of me. I guess I'm not comfortable dealing with failure. For example today, I sent out a same meeting invite 4 times to the upper management people at the company because I kept messing up little things here and there. Maybe I doubt myself and my abilities too much. I know I can do better but somehow I keep failing at something. It doesn't seem like it bothers my bosses very much or they are just very nice people. Sigh... can't stop thinking about work when I get home. Just need to stop worrying constantly.

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I am also in a job for a year now that was a complete change from my field, so I know how you feel. I still worry constantly. I'm trying to do some positive affirmations every day to get me down from the ledge. You're only in that job 2 months, so I'm certain they don't expect you to be perfect. And you're not going to learn a new industry in just 2 months. Give yourself credit for being brave enough to take the job and learn something new. I still ask a lot of questions and keep a binder full of notes about how to do things. I use that binder a lot! Just take it one day at a time, sometimes it's one moment at a time. One task at a time. Practice staying in the present. That helps me tremendously. You got this! I'm here for you!


I understand what you're going through. I started a new job about a month ago and it is too in a field that's very different from what I worked in the past. I thought I would enjoy this job but I think I'm starting to realize that maybe it's not for me. I find myself daydreaming a lot at work and I'm not as enthusiastic as I should be to learn on how to master this job. My trainer isn't the best teacher in the world and I find myself confused most of the time he teaches me and when I try to communicate that with him he just tells me that I'll learn on my own through time... I don't know my experience has been super weird and I'm not feeling confident at all. I'm feeling lost and on top of that I don't really feel like I fit in with my co-workers. I too feel like maybe they are judging me and realizing that I am not as competent as they thought. Just such a weird experience all around.


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