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Depresion and anxiety in the workplace

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Hi Guys,

Ryan here, it is 40 degrees I am laying on my sun lounger, not a thing to stress or worry about beside the kids attempting to kill each other in the pool. But every now and then something will remind me of work and the strangest thought's pop in my head like 'did I get that part right', 'did I inform any one of certain tasks', and so on and so on.  
Is this my curse, so I thought, but while catching up on some reading I stumbled across a conversations on one of the motor forum I visit. I read about another fellow garage owner mechanic and how he gets down about the constant effort of having to make sure diagnosis is right, keeping customers informed and at times it gets him to the point of depression. 

Reading through his descriptions  I could not help but sympathize with him, as like many other people it was all to familiar.  Depression maybe, anxiety most probably, when something beats me like a fault on car, a customer's explanations, a new tool or information needed when I already have thousands of pound worth, an unexpected bill.  
There has been many of times I could just get my trainers on and run for the hills, my heart beats fast and I get enormous amount of self-doubt. When in this frame of mind, it is very hard to come out the other side, but time and time again I do and I hope he does.
 But I have another word for him CONSCIENTIOUS : To carry out work or duties well and thoroughly.

Is this the real reason, unable to do what we so wish to do and for some reason a situation is beyond our control. I.E a repair takes longer a part is wrong or delayed, customer is late or does not show, whatever the reason may be, conscientious is what will always try to be. 

There is a lot in the news lately about supporting workers with stress, anxiety or depression in the workplace. It is far more common than we think. These conditions are not necessarily noticed by others, in my case no one can feel my pounding heart, sweaty palms or witness the self doubt - but it doesn't mean it isn't real. 

x

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