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How does everyone cope with work ?!

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Jennknew

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Hi guys , new here ! Long story short I've been out of work for a year . My parents have been helping me , but it seems hopeless most days. I have so many restrictions and things I "can't" handle, I don't know how I will ever find anything meaningful. Basically I have an inability to sit for extended periods . Like 30 minutes is all I can handle . Desk jobs are obviously out , but I'm also scared to death of being out in the evening. I go to bed very early so that also makes standing, retail work hard . I would also like to get more training but first aid is sitting all day as are most courses and I just feel so trapped. I've tried asking employers but changing to standing desks for a new hire doesn't fly well. And being some random standing in the back of a class humiliates me . Long drives for training or getting anywhere is a no go , and I can't even sit to watch a movie with my son . I just want to be a valuable member of society , but I'm so the opposite
 
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what about being a postman?
when you say you can't sit for more than half an hour, how much do you need to move around after sitting for half an hour? Would sitting for half an hour then quickly stretching your legs then going back to sitting help? I think there are many health conditions which mean it is not good for people to sit for extended periods, you could simply say that you have to break up sitting down for medical reasons perhaps? to be honest i doubt anyone would think badly of you for standing in a class, they would assume there was a reason

i wish you luck! it is hard finding the kind of work that fits, i am still trying to work out what i can do now i am unable to go back to my old kind of work following some diagnoses so i sympathise with how hard it is and how it can take over your thinking
 
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Is it the akathisia that stops you from being able to sit still ?
 
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Well it's not very easy to get hired with Canada post , but I think my poor driving ability would make it damn near impossible . If i had to sit for a full hour I would easily need a good 45 minute walk after. If i had to sit for 2 hours or more I would need a full workout to calm down. Just getting up to stretch wouldn't cut it, to say the least.
Thanks for chiming in I appreciate your post. Not being alone in this helps tremdously
 
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I have honestly never heard of this before. I looked it up but I gave never been diagnosed with it.
 
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How about working as a fitness instructor?
 
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usually akathisia is caused by an antipsychotic medication. I had this in the past.
 
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Haha I tried to get into training so many times but I kept failing biology and anatomy and what not lol. It sucks my actual fitness knowledge can't just get me a job . I'm a complete rockstar with my lifting (ocd) but unfortunately you need education to get insurance.
 
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I'm not sure exactly if I have this . It's hard to say. Most days though I feel like I pretty much have everything:rolleyes:
 
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I think you need a physical job then. Something where you walk about. What about being a courier? A bit like a post man but maybe easier to get a job?

Or work in retail in a sports shop and work on your fitness education?
 
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How did yours go away by the way ?
 
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Another physical job is a bicycle delivery person - with deliveroo. You could do it whilst you study
 
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That sounds moderately dangerous for a city that's mostly under tons of snow and ice lol and like I said I can't really drive so any delivery thing is kinda out
 
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