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Wall of stress...
« on: August 17, 2021, 06:16:45 PM »
I came close to having a heart attack a few years back.  Life just wasn't going good.  Work in particular was ruining my life.  It consumed too many hours a day, leaving me with little to no time.  And on my day off I'd be shopping, doing laundry, and getting ready for the next work week.  Looking back it's bizarre I didn't just quit because I wasn't making great money anyway, but I did see a future with the company.  

Now a few years later I thought everything was going great, I just got my mill, just had a daughter, and boom.  All of a sudden that stress and tension in my chest.  I woke up last night struggling to catch my breath.  Thankfully I had today off to relax.  Too much stuff to do, too little time, too little money, baby keeping me up losing sleep, work still sucks, but not as bad as it used to be and I find myself struggling mentally doing a job I know I don't want to do.  I do it for the benefits, retirement, etc...   I don't make good money, but don't want to let my family down especially in these times.   My body isn't in great shape either.  12 car accidents, a motorcycle accident, couple broken bones, knee surgeries.  A lot for being only 34 years old with retirement 20+ years away.  Just don't know if I'll make it.


  
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Re: Wall of stress...
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2021, 07:07:38 PM »
Newborns are tough, but they're worth it. You're daughter will be walking and talking soon and you'll wonder where time went.

I've been told to not forget to take care of myself when things are tough, I've found that to be good advice.

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Re: Wall of stress...
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2021, 09:19:57 PM »
If the job is that bad, try another. Not worth your health.  Go to a head hunter or to other businesses.  Could be there is something available with so many looking for folks.  

You will 0 support for the family dead or unable to work. 

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Re: Wall of stress...
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2021, 09:30:39 PM »
   Two good rules for stress management:

1. Don't sweat the small things.
2. Remember they are all small things.

    I hope you find a happy median here. Spend more time doing what you enjoy and what you like to do rather than worrying about what you think others want you to do.
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Re: Wall of stress...
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2021, 09:38:59 PM »
I've been there, as have many others.  Keep your chin up and tell yourself that things will get better.  
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2021, 01:04:19 AM »
Try to find something else to do for work. I know that is often easier said than done, but right now it is an employee's market. 
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2021, 06:14:40 AM »
Unload your debts, those are the chains that bind us to miserable jobs.  Strip life down to the simple stuff and really reevaluate whats truly necessary vs what has just become the american standard of living.    

I left a job that paid well enough to keep every miserable person there for life, and ive never regretted that for one second. Not one. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2021, 06:24:46 AM »
Take care of yourself.
No one else will
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Re: Wall of stress...
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2021, 07:48:36 AM »
So, burner, ask yourself this . .  how can you do a good job of providing for your family if you don't take care of yourself? 
Get your symptoms checked out with a clinic or a doctor. 
You've put some considerable wear and tear on your body. Learning how to stretch and keep the joints and muscles working is super important.
You've got some great advice above - we've all been there. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2021, 08:08:01 AM »
Listen to these guys BECAUSE they are exactly correct. My job that I had from 94-03 almost killed me in its later years. Thats when they put me in management and every since then when someone asked me to be in management I told them my story & thanks but no thanks. I NEVER WANT THAT RESPONSIBILITY AGAIN! Glad to be done with it. Thats also when my Crohns REALLY flared up and they had to  do surgery & I was in recovery for 3 weeks IN the hospital. And no, Im not joking. Surgery was in March 04. Im lucky to be alive. Yeah, no joke.
Trying harder everyday.

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Re: Wall of stress...
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2021, 08:51:16 AM »
I am in same place right now. trying to figure out what I can do to supplement the wifes income while I stay home and handle the kids and the house work. I have 10 years at the company I am at now and it has been miserable for the last 5.

I just need to find something I can do to make enough money to supplement wifes pay and be home for the kids when they need me (bus times and stuff).

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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2021, 03:01:34 PM »
I'm at a point now where I could walk away from my job tomorrow, and be alright. Firewood and sawmill business, not to mention my wife working, would provide for our needs. But I enjoy the job I have, and so much more so knowing that I don't NEED it! It's taken a long time to get to this point, and I've certainly made missteps along the way that made it take longer. Have a plan, don't stretch yourself too thin so you get stuck somewhere you don't want to be. Enjoy every day for itself. You have to figure out a way to manage stress or it will destroy you, it will make it impossible to make wise decisions. 
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