Anxiety · Balance · Work

Crying at Work

Has anyone else ever cried at work? It’s just the worst. All you want to do is sit in a ball on the couch and hide from everyone. But you’re at work. So, you have to work.

Have any other teachers cried at work?  Literally tears coming down your face with a class full of teenagers staring at you confused and wanting to help.

Well that was my day today.  That thing that triggered my anxiety last year came around again.  While I thought I was able to separate my emotions from my job better, that didn’t prove true today.

Crying at work is just so much harder than crying at home. I think the main reason for this is that I try so hard to stop crying.  It’s embarrassing.  It’s obvious. It’s almost impossible to continue with your lesson.  All I want to do is go home where I can let the tears fall, wash my face, and vent to my husband.

As I watch the clock, I’m almost at that point.  But what about tomorrow?  New year new me, right? I’m not going to allow work problems to prevent me from sleeping.  Or smiling.  I’m going to be sad today, maybe a little mad tomorrow, and then I’m going to let it go.

Anyone else understand this?


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