I’ll be turning 25 in a couple of months and am desperately looking for a way out of my current predicament.
I was diagnosed with mental health issues after dropping out of JC and ended up spending most of time at home whilst waiting for my enlistment.
ORD about half a year ago and still cannot bring myself to look for a job or go back to school. I even spoke to my psychiatrist and he basically told me that I needed to, “move pass the thinking stage” and actually start doing something about it.
I have tried doing that but sometimes, the mere thought of going back to school/getting a job paralyzes me with anxiety.
I’ve tried looking through Poly and ITE courses but can’t seem to find anything that really interests me.
I’m hoping to look for a mundane desk-bound job that doesn’t require too much social interaction; apart from having to interact with colleagues when necessary.
My vocation in NS as an admin clerk was similar too that and honestly it wasn’t so bad. I’m at my wits’ end and don’t think I can stand this any longer.
I feel like my brain is rotting and it can sometimes be hard for me to articulate my thoughts coherently. Sorry about the rambling mess.
Hi OP, from my experience, hands on work is one of the best ways to quickly feel fulfilment and let time at work pass by quickly. Too much time thinking can lead to analyse and analyse until you’re paralysed. When your brain is in a phase of stress I believe it’s easy to get discouraged by minor hurdles like applying online for a role, waiting for the interview, preparing for the interview, going for the interview, waiting again.
If you take on a logistics role (like warehouse packer) you’ll find that a lot of the work is independent (so not so much social interactions), your educational papers don’t matter as much, and everyday you’ll finish working feeling like you’ve achieved a lot (eg packed 2000 apples). You can physically see what you’ve achieved. This will help you gain confidence because you will see your ability to work and provide value and you will get a sense of contributing to society and your family with every paycheck. If all goes well and you still feel like you want to go to a desk-bound job that is mundane, then with this confidence you can go for that.
If you don’t feel like a warehouse role is suitable for you and your situation, choose any job where there’s action (like hospitality – some roles are not full of social interactions – or being a technician or whatever role where you’re actually doing).