Back to work after a holiday

So I go back to work tomorrow after a week away. Really don't want to 😔 I'm having this anxiety where because I've been away for a week I'm going to get back and everything will have changed and I'm going to get told off for things that have happened while I've been away! I know I'm not going to sleep well tonight. I don't know why I worry like this!!!!!

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  • Hi. My kids are my anxiety. I worry stupidly about them when I know that I don't need to. I'm the same as you when it's the end of a weekend or school holiday. Anxiety through the roof as they are going back to school. I think it must be fear of the unknown as to what's going to come in the very near future as when you are off work like my kids not at school you are able to know (roughly) what will happen and we are pretty much in control of that time but not when you return to work and my kids to school.

    I have a 10 minute meditation thingy for anxiety and stress and in there she says what will be will be, whatever has to happen will happen. It's really really true. I've been using it on and off for the last 3 months I still can't seem to get that into my head but it really does make sense. Whatever happens will happen no matter how much we worry and panic and we'll deal with it and cope. The unknown really gets to me though. I don't know why it didn't before. I pretty much followed what will happen will happen and I'll deal with it all my life. I didn't worry about anything. Not even the possibility of my husband being made redundant in cuts 2 years ago. I just didn't worry so this is all bizarre to me.

    Just know that you aren't alone in feeling this way. We may have different circumstances I.e you returning to work and my kids returning to school but I do understand what it's like. How worrying and scary it is. The lack of sleep on Sunday nights the day before they go back each week is a killer so you aren't even alone with that.

    I'm sure everything will be OK just as it always has been for mine but if for some odd reason then you will cope and deal with it and then you'll be a little stronger for having dealt with the telling off or change or whatever it is.

    Have a GREAT day back xx

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