Tuesday phased back to work

Firstly i would like to THANK everyone for your kind messages and encouragement on going back to work. Monday night i was tossing and turning thinking am i going to be able to manage this.

I got ready and started to walk to the bus terminal i felt uneasy i took a book with me but cannot tell you anything about the story it was just a distraction. As many of you know i have this anxiety with traveling on the bus although i have done this for years. I managed and then had to walk to my place of work.

I felt weird being it has been months since i last worked. Many of the teachers were supportive and the children treated me like some movie star i was laughing to myself. I managed to cope but was pleased when lunchtime came as i was exhausted and made my way home. I am also having Acupuncture and it helps with the stress breathing and relaxation. Today i was lucky enough to meet someone on the bus that was traveling further than myself so we chatted and the journey went quickly phew!!!!.

Today felt a little bit relaxed went to see my counsellor who said i was managing and to keep going not saying it will be easy and who can see what is ahead. I managed to walk into M&S and get some shopping and now relaxing totally exhausted sure as time goes on will get back into my routine.

I am taking one day at a time.

I sincerely wish everyone here the best of luck with recovery and i also want to wish anyone being phased back into work luck. It is not as bad as i thought.

Thank you all again for your help and support i really appreciate each and everyone of you.


Love Seyi xxx


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  • Seyi

    I am so pleased for you , you are so kind to everyone on here & the children love you so much that it tells me you are a lovely person

    You have done so well & you deserve this

    Hope you will still keep coming on or you will be missed




  • Thanks whywhy it is going to be a battle as i struggled a little today but it is learning how to manage the panic attacks and anxiety.

    I am back at the doctors the end of the month and then will reflect back on how the journey has been and see what happens from there.

    Thanks for your support as always and trust you are keeping well.

    Hey i will still be coming on here as i class everyone as such good friends/family.


    Love Seyi xxx

  • Hi Seyi congrats on your first two days back at work. It's sounds like you was missed. And as whywhy said you deserve it so be happy and enjoy it. I'm sure you'll be back in the swing of things in no time. Again as whywhy said keep on blogging. :)

  • Woohoo, well done Seyi !!!!

    We'll still be here if you need to blow off steam or some tips.

    I'm really pleased for you



  • Thank you baylien i will still be coming here.

    Hope all is well with you and thank you once again for the encouragement.

    Take care


    Love Seyi xxxx

  • Hey well done Seyi! That's great news. Keep going...it gets easier eventually! Take it a step at a time. I'm off for a nap...

    Ann x

  • Thank you Ann its small steps just hoping i can continue.

    Take care


    Love Seyi xxx

  • Well done Seyi I am so pleased you have managed to go back to work and its ok. I'm not surprised you feel exhausted though if you haven't worked for a while.

    I was off off long term sick at my last job and had a phased return. It took over a month before I stopped feeling so tired. So take it easy and one day at a time.

    All the best.

    Bev xx

  • Brilliant!!! Just brilliant!!!xx

  • This is incredible Seyi, I was thinking about you and I'm SO glad it went well. The kids are right - you're an absolute superstar and I can only hope I'll handle myself so well when I start in a new place of work in the future :)

    You must be so proud and you should be! :)

    Katy xx

  • Thank you Katy for your lovely comments. It is going well but i am exhausted even after doing half day. I still get a little uneasy but trying to deal with the problem instead of fighting it. I must admit i still get scared and anxious but i am trying. After a month i will know then if i can manage this :).

    I am sure when you start work in the future you will learn to manage. I sincerely wish you luck. Thank you once again for the lovely message


    Love Seyi xxx

  • It's excellent that you're pushing past the anxiety to get back into work and a routine - when you've not been doing something for a long time it can be difficult to face it again and tempting to just hide from it which is why you've done so brilliantly facing those worries - not only with work but with the bus too! :)

    I really hope it works out for you and your positive progress continues, we're all here if you need support :)

    Lots of love, Katy xx

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