Hi everyone and happy New Year!! I have just signed up to this forum.
I have been diagnosed with anxiety with 18months or so, it's been a rocky journey and has affected my ability to hold down a job. I really do want to work but I keep getting into jobs that I can't do and make my anxiety worse (basically I take them for the money). However I'm now in the process of studying towards a job I do want and just need to get my foot in the door. Unfortunately anxiety is stopping me from doing that as well...
I really want 2018 to be the year where I become in control of my anxiety instead of it controlling me. I have tried medication with limited success and I didn't find therapy such as cbt and group work that helpful. I just don't know what other techniques to try but I do believe I need to speak to someone and get more support or else I'll just be forever stuck in a negative cycle of failed jobs and not following my goals due to fear.
I'll feel so demotivated and apathetic now and I'm scared that's going to discourage me from finishing my studies as well. I would like to continue my year not feeling like this but I need to do more to help myself, I just don't know where to start tbh!!
Thanks for reading.