- May 20, 2009
Hi, Im 23 and in the 6 years since I left school, all my jobs together add up to about 1 year of working. Thats 5 that i havent worked for. Im signed off until january (which i really dont want to think about) so I have about 6 months left. In that 6 months, I know what I need to focus my attention onto : mental health, physical health, friends and family. Im talking basics. But I come from a working class family, and Im feeling constant pressure to just shut up and get a job (tried this numerous times by the way - I last about 4 months and then end up completely in a state). I know that Im not ready for it, and that I need time and space to get better but I cant shift this nagging in my head that I should have a job RIGHT NOW. and whilst im thinking that, i know its ruining my chances of developing in other areas of my life. Ive tried CBT, art therapy, loads of self help books, and god knows what else. Does anyone have any suggestions of how i can focus on what i NEED to do, not what others want me to do? thanks.