How long do you keep on fighting for until you give in. I'm not talking on giving up on life or anything drastic like that, just giving up on your ambitions and dreams and reconsidering your life goals?
I have always wanted to carve a career for myself and be successful in my chosen profession. There is no external pressure from family/friends, I have just always wanted the best for myself (I'm a total perfectionist). I moved to London when I left uni as I felt it was the best place to follow my aspirations. I have been in my chosen profession for 5 years now and have a good reputation in the niche industry I work in, but just lately I'm just not handling work pressures very well.
I've always been "a bit of a worrier" but I first realised anxiety was really effecting my life about 6-9 months ago. I changed jobs 2 months ago as I was no longer enjoying my job and thought I needed a change. I stayed in the same industry but moved to a different company. After a positive start the anxiety is creeping up on me again. There is no particular issue with my current place of employment but I constantly have deadlines and responsibilities that are just part of my job and at the moment I am just struggling to cope with it. I feel overwhelmed, I've had a tight feeling in my chest for the past week and I've started crying at night again. I feel lost and feel like I lack direction in my life at the moment.
Where do i go from here? I was hoping the new job could provide a fresh start and a fresh perspective but if anything it has just made me realise how bad my anxiety can effect me at work. Should I admit that I'm not cut out for a high pressured career like and accept this fast paced life isn't good for my health or do I struggle through this rough patch and hope I can overcome this.
Sorry for the long post, but I would really appreciate advice from anyone who has had a similar experience.