Welp, my first post in almost a week, and directly related to this thread.
Sads, I feel ya. You have no idea. I've spent the last week or so with debilitating panic attacks, so much that I had to say, "Look, I can't come in and I need you to find coverage for me." And they did. So here I sit, the night before I go back in, with new meds and feeling like I can handle it...for the most part.
I don't know specifically what will help in your situation, but what I'm going to be doing is just...well, my job. I've tried doing MORE and that's what stresses me the heck out. I worry: about the customers, QASA, supplies, pastries, etc etc etc.....I'm not going to worry about it. I'll do my job. I'll get the coffee and clean the drains, and smile and be friendly, but look, decafgrande, this isn't your career. (Talking to myself, lol). This is what you do between 6:30-215 to make money so you can keep the cable on to allow you to search for a new job.
I know tomorrow my mind is gonna be spinning on autopilot wondering what changes to make to the new rebuild of my portfolio site.
I guess the best thing is - and yes, you have to learn this yourself - to not get personally invested. We're out of caramel syrup? Ah, well. I'm sorry miss customer, but we just don't have it. (she screams) I am sorry (knowing that it's not YOU who's sorry, but the company you're speaking for). Would you like some delicious vanilla instead? No? Oh well.
I doubt that helped. But it is coming from someone who has chronic depression and panic disorder.