25 Mar 2020 08:05:09
In my early 20’s I had a lot of anxiety and used to get in a right state about minor things.

Some of you know I lost my job pre Christmas, not the end of the world as it’s happened a few times I recent years. But I have a mortgage to pay and 2 kids to get through Uni. 2 weeks ago I had an interview and it went really well. Last Monday I had a final interview with the Board and I nailed it, I knew I’d done a great job. But, on Wednesday I got the call, ‘really sorry, due to the virus we are freezing all recruitment, we have already seen business start to drop’. So here I am with no job, and a mortgage to pay, and most companies have frozen all their recruitment.

But here’s the thing, there are always people worse off, many more will be losing their jobs, their livelihoods, or their houses. I did a great interview, I did my best and it was good enough, who’d have thought a bloody virus would do this? This will have a huge impact on people’s mental health.

If I can’t get the right job, I’ll get any job, and I’ll be brilliant at it. If I can’t afford the roof over my head, I’ll get a smaller roof. I have a lovely wife and 2 great kids, anything else in a bonus.

I’m not sure when my thinking changed, but you have to play each card as it is dealt. Focusing on the future and being positive is the only way. It’s working for me.

1.) 25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020 09:44:35
Brilliant mind set AJH mate and it will all work out ok mate. the current situation will come to an end and jobs will become available again.
In time we will all look back at 2020 and see how it brought some positives along with all the obvious negatives.

2.) 25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020 12:29:03
It’s pretty strange gunner, at a time when I should be feeling pretty anxious and stressed I’m not. I’m not sure what changed or why, over the years the symptoms relented slightly but about 5 years ago, bang, just stopped, pretty much overnight, I have no idea why.

3.) 25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020 14:31:44
That's excellent to hear AJH mate and gives everyone who's caught bang in the middle of it now real hope.
There is some real negative false information from some people on some websites about how you can never be totally free from anxiety ocd depression etc but although it made my heart sink when I first read it even back then I still knew in my heart that couldn't be true and evey successes story gives real hope to those who aren't quite there yet themselves mate.
The place your in right now mentally is fantastic and puts you in an excellent position to not only take control of everything that is controllable but to also accept what is beyond anyone's control right now and adjust accordingly.
Although I'm sorry to hear about your job on the whole i'm happy for you AJH mate and certainly sounds like the current situation is merely a delay rather than a derailment of your future succes mate :-) .

4.) 28 Mar 2020
27 Mar 2020 23:53:39
AJH stay strong buddy look into what help is Available mortgage payment breaks (you are entitled to it if it helps take it) take the time to find a passion and chase it I have read a few post you have put on the liverpool pages always come across really well and you seem like a really top guy I'm sure something will show itself for you soon hopefully an even better opportunity comes along.