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Ariadnee

Hello everyone! Hope you feel safe. I would like to ask if someone feels too much stress during work. I am a teacher and currently I work from home. I help 4 students do their homework and I find it extremely streesfull as one of them is very inpolite and can not cooperate. I am so stressful, every day is a nightmare, I feel so much pressure. Can anyone help me? I hate this feeling, I need to feel safe and calm. I need to manage this stress.

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From my own experience I've noticed OCD demands your inner focus and attention. Your mind is always running in the background trying to solve, reason, correct, etc. Any time you divert your attention to something else or are required to do something that interrupts that inner focus/attention it can be very irritating. This seems to go hand-in-hand with anxiety and is frustrating at best. Perhaps doing mindfulness exercises to focus on the moment. That way what you do in the moment is not trying to work at the same time as your problem resolution running in the background.

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Ariadnee in reply to Fishman123

Thank you so much for your help!! I'll try mindfulness exercises. Thank you!!!

I'm sorry you're having a difficult time right now. I don't know if this will help, but this was kinda my journey when I started having issues that were affecting my day-to-day. It was terrifying at first since I didn't know what was wrong with me.

It took some courage, but I ended up going to my doctor and just being honest with him. I told him what I was feeling and he recommended some medication. I also asked him if he could recommend a therapist group. He did and I ended up calling them. I got paired with a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) and he told me what I was experiencing sounded like OCD. I ended up working with him doing some CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and it really helped.

Recently, I've been having some issues and have met with someone who is more specialized in anxiety. He does ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy). I haven't been working it that long, but it seems to be helping.

I'm not saying your path should be the same as mine, and I'm not recommending any medical advice. Everyone is different and what worked for me may not work for others. I'm just trying to let you know that there are tons of options and people out there who are willing and able to help you.

I hope you find some peace in your work and life.

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