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My self esteem seem to be attached with work.
When don't do well at work, I feel depressed.

Am I the only person with the issue?
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I do know that for me what goes on at work can carry into how I feel outside of work. I'm not keen on giving work that much power over my feelings and emotions so I try to sort out what's eating at me so that I can feel empowered as opposed to miserable. Not to say it's roses and unicorns. So no I do not feel that you are alone in how work can affect emotional health.
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My parents put so much pressure on me to succeed in everything, that as an adult my work and self-esteem are one in the same.
Even the smallest thing makes me sick with anxiety and depression.
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I never feel happy because I often compare myself to other people. Everyone else seem to be smarter than me. Sigh Self esteem attached to workSelf esteem attached to work
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You're not the only one. I have the same issue.

When I feel or worry I am not doing great at work my self-esteem suffers. And when I feel the opposite, I feel on top of the world.

My self-esteem has very much been attached to my work. I try to tell myself: I am doing my very best, and that is all I can ask of myself.

In my head, I know that self-esteem comes from inside and that we should not attach it to anything outside ourselves. But I am guilty of attaching it to my work a lot of the time.

The only solution I have found is to deliberately try to feel good about myself when I know I have done the best job I possibly can.
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