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Need help with motivation, feeling very low.

teethnhornsteethnhorns Member Posts: 3 Listener
I’ve worked over 60 hours this week despite my bad joints and social anxiety, and now I’m just getting brain fog every few minutes and dissociating the rest. I’m just really tired but I’m still working.

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,593 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @teethnhorns and welcome to the community! Sorry to hear this, do you experience this often?
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  • teethnhornsteethnhorns Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yeah, it’s just constant and tiring. It doesn’t help the fact I have psychosis and having a brain fog ep triggers flash hallucinations. I’m working with animals and people and I don’t want to scare them or make them think I’m weird. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,057 Scope community team
    How much are you working over the coming week @teethnhorns? It doesn't sound like a brilliant combination. Does this happen a lot when you're tired?
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  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,270 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @teethnhorns and welcome to the community.

    What are your contracted hours? Anything beyond this you have the right to say no.

    Have you spoken to your employer about this? They have a duty of care towards you but if they are unaware of what is going on there is little they can do to help you. I appreciate that this can be a difficult conversation to start, but in my experience even the hardest managers don't want to see staff suffering like this.

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,875 Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @teethnhorns, this sounds very stressful for you! How are you feeling today?
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