How to deal with a loss of a career due to chronic injury
September 29, 2013 4:48 PM Subscribe
I am worried about my mental health because I am about to give up a career that I love because of a health issue.
I work in a very competitive industry and I have, after many years of hard work been given my dream job. My work is exciting, varied and creative. It is also extremely physical. I am at the edge of achieving all my goals. But my condition means I am struggling to do the job. I am only in my late 20's
My questions are:
How can I deal mentally if I have to quit? I feel to a large extent defined by my work. I feel everything I worked for over the last 10 years is about to be ruined. I'm worried that I wont have anything else in my life that I can truly excel at.
For those of you that have had a similar loss how did you cope? (Loss of a career, sport, hobby, etc)
posted by JIMSMITH2000 to health & fitness (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite