Posted by Mitch on November 5, 2001, at 23:05:35
In reply to Re: Consensus on withdrawing from meds under Dr's care, posted by Noa on November 5, 2001, at 15:17:17
> Weekenders Syndrome--sounds like me a lot of the time. At the moment, I am finding work pretty stimulating and rewarding. This follows a period of time when I was having difficulty performing to expectations, so I started investing more of myself into making it work better at work, and the results have been good. I'm not overdoing it at all, though. But weekends are hard in terms of motivation. There are a million chores to do, which casts a cloud over the whole weekend, so I end up some weekends avoiding the chores but not having any fun either! I am working on this in therapy, because for me, it goes beyond a biochemical issue. It has to do with caring enough about myself vs. being able to feel motivated at work because it affects other people, etc. This weekend, my friend got me out of the house on Saturday afternoon and that made a huge difference for me.
I can identify with that. It seems that whatever I do for a consistent period of time seems to get "burned in" and "reverberates" and I have trouble "switching out" of a mode of sorts. I worked seven days a week for about three years straight with little interruption! My pdoc thinks this is more like OCPD or "workaholism". That, combined with social anxiety doesn't help matters much. I really think if I can change my "work enviroment" to be "health-provoking!" would be the better way to go. I am just tired of trying to change myself to fit my work environment. I would rather change my work envrionment to be nurturing of the positive aspects of my personality instead.