I have a very fast pace position dealing with the public mainly people needing warrants recalled and counseling on court appearances. I have at least 70 or more ppl a day I have to deal with and still want to be considerate and patient due to their instability issues. I love my job and helping ppl and they all want to deal w me cause I calm them. Issue is I'm just faking my calmness and want to take on more than I can handle to minimize their confusion and get them on the straight and narrow tract. I believe everyone has a good soul and deserves a second chance. I just get so caught up with paper work (legal docs) no room for era I get so stressed and overwhelmed sometimes want to cry I'm so distracted and messy. What's wrong w me? I can never pack for the day properly and if I go somewhere (conference ) I have anxiety pack too much and absolutely no sense of direction when traveling or where my hotel room is or conference room I just left to search for bathroom. I get lost all the time.
Nothing wrong with you a nice vacation wouldn't solve. You are so frazzled you don't pay attention to your surroundings so you get lost. As far as packing, make a list ahead of time of what you will need for the trip, do it when you're not pressured. Then stick to that list. I know how you are, because I'm the same way. You have to learn to only deal with one person at a time, and not think of all the others. You show that you're calm, but inside your brain is going a mile a minute, and telling you all the stuff you have to do and worrying about how you're going to help this one person. You have to learn to shut that down. It takes practice to put all the stuff bothering you in their own little boxes in your brain, but it sure is worth the effort to learn. Then there is the box labelled God, and the things you can't handle you put in there for Him to take care of.
My Mom is always asking me how I handle this or that so calmly, and I have learned I can't deal with it all at once, and worrying about it that way isn't going to accomplish anything. You also have to learn to delegate. That one can be a real stickler because you just know you're the only one who can do the job right. lol
When helping others It becomes important to help yourself, your feelings and health. Begin with your physician - make a list of your issues and questions. Counseling can be a big help in dealing with stress and feeling of being overwhelmed. I agree that the Lord and prayer play a very big part in helping you.
I agree with the person above me, a nice long vacation would do wonders for you,if it's possible for you to schedule a vacation. No matter plenty of rest n a good nights sleep will certainly work. Just remember this, if you don't take care of yourself then it's going to be tremendously difficult taking care of anyone else. Sleep is one of the best (meds) there is for sound mind & fit body. And if by chance you're not completely back to your normal self then you could ask the doctor for something to help. A miled benzo or a low dose of an antidepressant. But I'll assure you, you are not alone! I also thought that it was me being discussed, lol. A human-being can only do so much,we are not superman/woman. And we're not running off of batteries n certainly not a generator. So don't freid about it, you will survive. Keep us posted? God Bless
I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 17. I am now 46. I am prescribed 20 mg of Adderall XR twice daily. I too am a very disorganized person. I only take 20 mg in the morning. If I take my medication in the afternoon, it makes me to anxious. My house is a mess. I start one project and then move to another never completing a whole task. I have been told to make lists of things that need to be done, and to start cleaning one room at a time and make sure I finish before I move on to another task. Try making a bulleted list the night before to make sure you will have all the necessary things that you need the next day. I also am at my best when I am under pressure, I get bored very easily, I love to be busy! I am great with people and great with helping other people organize their own lives. It is very frustrating! There are so many medications out there, one might be right for you that is not effective for someone else. It is trial and error. Talk to a professional to assess your personal needs! Good luck!
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