I work in the care sector.
I find that due to my dyslexia I have a history of anxiety and depression . I used to cope by getting plenty of exercise mostly outdoors and the gym and trying to have hobbies like photography and reading and spending time doing these activities with my partner.
Having a good work life balance has been key to my mental and physical well-being.
Not anymore. For the last 2 years i have been working as a community support worker for a charity.
Having a work life balance is a constant battle with my employer.
I find the demands of working in the care sector, working long unsociable hours, is having a negative effect on my physical and mental health. I often work long hours that can be stressful for a dyslexic person and very tiring.
I am so fed-up with this and the lack of understanding from my employer that i want to quit my job, with no job to go to, as i feel my life is miserable at the moment and I can't see a future.
I feel so negative and pessimistic.
The Joy has been sucked out of life.
I feel I never want to work again.