I'm worried about my new job

I just took a job that requires me to travel far away from home. My family and I really need this job.

People keep telling me I have "anxiety" and I'm terrified of having an anxiety attack on the road. This is all new to me. What can I do?

Natalie Moore | Holistic Therapy
Natalie Moore | Holistic Therapy
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Congrats on the new job! Why don't you take a moment and practice some self-appreciation for getting this job that's so important to you and your family.


It sounds like you’re uncertain as to whether you have an anxiety disorder or not, so my first recommendation for you would be to see a licensed therapist or psychologist near you for a diagnosis.


If you do live with anxiety and do have a history of panic attacks, you should seek therapy from an anxiety specialist who can help you develop techniques to manage anxiety and work through the underlying causes of anxiety.



 

A good therapist will help you:

 

  • Identify anxiety triggers
  • Name and scale the anxiety
  • Develop grounding tools
  • Set boundaries with family members
  • Work through past traumas
  • Slowly expose yourself to the feared stimulus
  • Notice and celebrate small wins 

I hope this answers your question and I wish you the best of luck in being able to get to and from your new job successfully, safely and calmly.

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