Guest Post #2 Getting Through It

Having a job in care is nerve wrecking especially with someone who experiences anxiety. I struggle to sleep throughout the night especially if I have work the next day. I check that I set my alarm several times as I am fearful that somehow I will sleep through it. I wake up tired as ever and get ready for work. I try to meditate but I can’t seem to quiet my mind. I shower, eat breakfast and get ready to leave. My anxiety is building. I get in my car and at times I realise that I hold my breath when I drive (subconsciously of course). I don’t know why but driving makes me nervous. I guess it’s the concept of not being in control of what others do on the road is scary. I made it to work so at least I am doing something right. Working with individuals with mental health conditions and learning disabilities is challenging. No two days are the same and it can be very unpredictable. I try my best to remain calm and collected but part of me is just counting down the hours until I am back at home in my personal space. Work is over and now I have to drive home. I blast the music loud in hopes it will distract me and cause me not to be too worried about what may happen. I try to remain positive constantly reminding myself that I will be ok. And I am as I make it home. Each day has its moments. You just have to remain hopeful that better days are coming and they are.

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