I know this doesn’t apply to the seriously depressed, but I just wanted to share: If you’re just feeling down, you need to remember that you have to find your way through - to survive.
Like I mentioned here before, I am almost 40, suffer from the imposter syndrome, am terrible at working and competing in teams, and additionally I have been battling cancer for almost a year.
I am taking every step I can to make my live easier:
- have been leading teams instead of joining them because I am better at it and I hate competition. I like competing only with myself.
- later, went freelance because I prefer to work on my own or in tiny 2-3 person teams with clearly defined responsibility boundaries
- have been through surgery, chemotheraphy, radiotheraphy and there’s a major surgery still ahead of me, and all of this was and will be hard. but you just need to keep on moving forward. there is no other way.
just keep trying to make live easier for you. shitty job? change it. not job? change places. don’t like competing? become a manager or go freelance. cancer (well, unless terminal) - well just go through the required treatment and move on.