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  1. Do we know it's depression in this case?
  2. A lot of physical issues can also be due to mental and emotional issues. It's been shown that dealing with them or facing them can alleviate those physical issues. Psychosomatic, pretty much.
  3. I understand the feelings of exhaustion when it comes to a new job. I do think hard work pays off, but the tiredness is even more worth it if there are concrete goals for it. If you know you're working towards something, it makes that kind of sacrifice worth it, imo. Have you thought about which future goals you're working for? I've found that it can actually mix feeling tired with feelings of satisfaction because you're moving towards a particular finish line. When it comes to those relationship patterns. Now that you're aware of what your patterns are, do you know where they stem from? It's a good journaling exercise too. To write out what you think is at the root. Another is: what can you do differently? Not just romantically but with friends, family, co-workers. Where can you say no? Why are you saying no? Can you quickly identify the type of people that drain you? Can you quickly identify (in the moment) when you're giving too much? What can you do to pace yourself and not get invested too quickly? I'm in a similar boat and I've had to learn to say no when I'm busy and tired and let others down by not being too available. I've had to do this at work just recently and every time someone asks me to cross my own boundary, I just say no again. It's not easy, it's not done with super confidence but the repetition of that has helped because my co-workers and boss understood that I meant it and that I wouldn't budge on that issue. Practice makes perfect.
  4. Yes, it is possible to find something. What do you want to do? What field are you interested in? Can you find part time options? Is there a way that you can transition from your current job to another? You can go two routes here. 1. What you'd like to do 2. What else is available
  5. It's adorable seeing my parents share their office gossip with one another
  6. Blessing in disguise: I don't have to work at the center on Thursdays now. One hour taken away overall but I can focus on other things. I'm almost daring myself to focus on other things
  7. Man, gimme someone into homesteading and off the grid living.
  8. I think I'll echo a lot of what others have already said, insofar, focus on your work. Focus on what you do, on what you can do to feel more competent in your work. For instance, learning something new (if that applies), relearning what you feel you forgot. And not be afraid to not know, but take the steps to find out Not so much to feel adequate in your colleagues' eyes, but your own. You can find areas where you can be of service to others based on your expertise As far as your relationship with them, my 2 cents, is to go the route of humility in a sense. If anyone makes any negative remark, take the high road on it. Personally, I've found it to work. This next one may not seem productive or even valuable on the surface, but I've found that if I try (and I mean, try) to go out of my way to do little kind, helpful things to those i don't like, the relationship changes over time. We might not end up liking each other but we can tolerate each other better and actually work more productively together. A little example of that: where I work, we work pretty independently, we need to get our own stuff set up and organized. There is one coworker that rubs me the wrong way more often than not, but I'd try to make sure he has his stuff waiting for him or his space is tidied up, if I got to work before him. It has worked because, in response to that, he has helped me in return in setting up, or getting food, or discussing work and giving me ideas. It's not always like this, but there have been upsides. Just thought I would throw that idea out there.
  9. You can try writing down your emotions. In a journal, word document, the notes on your phone, whatever. You can write about whatever troubles you, whatever makes you anxious, unhappy..whatever comes out, really. I've found that it helps a lot when I feel similarly to you. Even if I'm not doing anything all that different in my routine. It may help you feel a bit lighter. I don't know. Journaling has been shown to help. On top of that, I try to do something not related whatsoever to the source of exhaustion or anxiety. Yet productive in some way. Just taking a break from the usual. To go back to the journaling thing, you can brainstorm with yourself to come up with ideas about how to work, study differently. If you could change something about your routine in that regard, what would it be? What would you replace it with? Maybe a change in how you go about work/study can make a bit of a difference and give you some motivation to keep going.
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