Work is making me depressed and I don't know where to go
I feel like such a failure when it comes to being an adult. I'm quitting a pizza job as it is genuinely worsening my depression. But where do I go from here? I took cooking classes in college, and I did well in the food classes but I flunked out because of other factors. So, I got a pizza job but have only worked part time because of having no license and having to get a ride from my dad who squeezes me in on his break. I'm in a dilemna, because I know I could try some other form of education but at the same time I'm embarrassed that I'm still living at home. I feel stupid because I've looked at plenty of alternatives to traditional education, but caved into the pressure when my family scoffed at some of my ideas. I feel stupid that I couldn't assert myself to get driving help. I think my lack of assertiveness really is what's ruined my life. Any ideas of where I should go from here? I've thought about library work, museums and anything to do with nature(not really interested in cooking anymore honestly). I've took a couple coursera classes, but I don't know if they mean much(poetry and dog science). I just feel like ranting too on how lazy and stupid and pathetic I feel about not really going anywhere. I'm also diagnosed with social anxiety/anxiety, ASD, depression, and OCD.
I am so sorry about what you are going through! I really wish I can come up with a good solution, but I am only 20 and still being taken care of by my parents. Meanwhile, I am trying to figure out what I am passionate about when I comes to my future career.
If you have a good relationship with any of your friends or family members, ask for help. Meanwhile you can use the money you earned to take care of yourself and maybe use some public transport to get you to places! Also, just like what I am currently doing, take some time to brainstorm on your future goals such as career and family life. Sadly thinking of a suitable career has been difficult.
Situational depression may look like a classic one, and a person prone to its clinical variant risks experiencing a depressive episode. Symptoms of clinical depression include insomnia, impaired appetite, difficulty getting pleasure, lack of energy and thoughts of suicide. If they are available, you should immediately seek help from a specialist. Sometimes people think of themselves like this: "I'm a loser. Nobody wants to hire me." Instead, it's better to get used to such a thought: "I have an education. I have substantial work experience. I have valuable skills." Choose a couple of things to do daily. "Tell yourself: I will update my LinkedIn profile and resume. I'm going for a walk."I hope everything will be fine with you
I think, living with your parents makes your situation more complicated. But, while you can't live by your own, you can start building boundaries. Their opinion or expectations of you mustn't affect your fate. You can find support in friends or a new club, do not hesitate to seek help. If you are diagnosed with depression, you really shoud get a course of therapy.
This is a fairly common problem. And I know what you need. I understand that sometimes you really want to hear words of support from someone close to you. But this is not necessary. May all the answers that are written here serve as support for you. And now closer to the essence of what you need to do. I understand that it will be difficult, but one of the main problems at the moment is the opinion of your family. They should show tolerance in any case. Try to talk to them and ask them to give you time. If they continue to oppress you, then try not to listen to them at all. Further. You need to keep it up. You're moving in the right direction. Try to try as many new things as possible every day. You should like something. Good luck to you!
Honest opinion? Keep the job. It may not be enjoyable, but it is income. Use that income to get your drivers license and maybe a car. Then use the car to get a better job....or keep this job and start taking classes part time while keeping an income.