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i feel like quitting my new job. what can i do to not quit this time?

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that's what i have always done till now, quit within a few days. but this time i don't want to quit but the urge to quit is so strong.
 
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I actually did quit my current job once. I had all these reasons for quitting and stress from it I had two mini-strokes in as many months. I had ruined a lot of my relationships at work and I thought one of my best friends was stealing sales leads behind my back, etc.
I have narcolepsy. For decades, I thought the hallucinations were narcolepsy related. Luckily, a dr. at the Cleveland Clinic sleep center asked me a question no doctor ever asked before "when do you hallucinate (narcoleptics only do it upon waking)." She told me I needed to see a psychologist about the hallucinations and instantly I though Schizophrenia. As I read about it and delusional thinking, I realized I couldn't trust my judgement and rescinded my notice. Luckily, the boss really wanted me to stay. I had only three days left of that notice to work out.
Turned out all my reasons for quitting were bullcrap, just delusions. When I made a conscious decision not to trust my negative thoughts or act upon them, I started to see things differently. The job was actually the best job I ever had.

Narcoleptics, by the way, never type Narcolepsy in their forums. They just say "N" instead. Funny how we don't do that for Schizophrenia, which is a longer word.
 
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I actually did quit my current job once. I had all these reasons for quitting and stress from it I had two mini-strokes in as many months. I had ruined a lot of my relationships at work and I thought one of my best friends was stealing sales leads behind my back, etc.
I have narcolepsy. For decades, I thought the hallucinations were narcolepsy related. Luckily, a dr. at the Cleveland Clinic sleep center asked me a question no doctor ever asked before "when do you hallucinate (narcoleptics only do it upon waking)." She told me I needed to see a psychologist about the hallucinations and instantly I though Schizophrenia. As I read about it and delusional thinking, I realized I couldn't trust my judgement and rescinded my notice. Luckily, the boss really wanted me to stay. I had only three days left of that notice to work out.
Turned out all my reasons for quitting were bullcrap, just delusions. When I made a conscious decision not to trust my negative thoughts or act upon them, I started to see things differently. The job was actually the best job I ever had.

Narcoleptics, by the way, never type Narcolepsy in their forums. They just say "N" instead. Funny how we don't do that for Schizophrenia, which is a longer word.
I also did the same as I was becoming unwell
 
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Why do you feel the need to quit your job
I am too stressed but it's hard to explain this kind of stress.

I can't do other things that i used to do for fun because i am either too tired from work or too sleepy because of meds (depending on the time of the day). (maybe in reality i am just lazy and find it hard to do anything with work). It's like if i work i can't do anything else the whole day, i am mentally busy all day on my shift days. And i don't even work too long, i only work part time. I need to study too and on work days i can't study and on study days i can't work but i need to study full time (and ideally work part time along with that, but it's not happening, i am failing at life)

Last time i quit my job thinking i'll study full time better, but that didn't happen either. So this time i need to keep the job and find a way to study, but i don't know how that'll happen.
 
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I have a habit of suddenly quitting jobs because it gets to be too much for me. Have you thought about just working less hours? I think that is what I am going to do. I have been doing spreadsheets all day trying to figure out the minimum I can work and still cover my bills.
 
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I have a habit of suddenly quitting jobs because it gets to be too much for me. Have you thought about just working less hours? I think that is what I am going to do. I have been doing spreadsheets all day trying to figure out the minimum I can work and still cover my bills.
I did the same and got my hours reduced recently but even with reduced hours i still get the same feeling of quitting, but it's mainly because i can't do other things/study on days that i work. i am having trouble managing. i tried making an hourly calendar but i ended up not doing anything if i worked that day.
 
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I did the same and got my hours reduced recently but even with reduced hours i still get the same feeling of quitting, but it's mainly because i can't do other things/study on days that i work. i am having trouble managing. i tried making an hourly calendar but i ended up not doing anything if i worked that day.
I used to do the hourly calendar thing. I would break my whole day up into 15 minute blocks and schedule out every minute. I drove myself completely off the edge doing that and would frequently get very ill due to trying to cram too much in...sleep looks like such a waste of time on an hourly calendar.
I am still working part time and going to school full time, it is a lot for me and I have trouble with it. I am looking for a job that asks less of me while I am there so that when I get home I am not has drained. Today wasn’t even a hard day but tomorrow is going to be and I am all freaked out worrying about it.
 
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I am too stressed but it's hard to explain this kind of stress.

I can't do other things that i used to do for fun because i am either too tired from work or too sleepy because of meds (depending on the time of the day). (maybe in reality i am just lazy and find it hard to do anything with work). It's like if i work i can't do anything else the whole day, i am mentally busy all day on my shift days. And i don't even work too long, i only work part time. I need to study too and on work days i can't study and on study days i can't work but i need to study full time (and ideally work part time along with that, but it's not happening, i am failing at life)

Last time i quit my job thinking i'll study full time better, but that didn't happen either. So this time i need to keep the job and find a way to study, but i don't know how that'll happen.
@redpillar ....when i was in college i had a aprt time job as a security guard......i went to college on monday to friday and on the weekends i worked in security......i was able to study all day saturday and sunday and get paid very well for it too.....just a piece of advice......also security work is so easy and you have alot of free time while working....look in to it
 
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Well I am quitting my job Monday, I got hired at a new one. It is supposed to be actually a lot more hours but they will leave me alone on my off time and the time I am there should be less intense. Just in time for school starting so I hope it is not a mistake. I could really use the health insurance though.
 
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