I'm so tired and I messed up at work 😩

I haven’t really slept for 3 days and yesterday I made a mistake at work .I’m so mortified as pride myself on double checking myself and re checking … I work in a residential home for adults with mental health issues. It’s vital everything is perfect.
I messed up some paper work :weary:…today I’ve had to say to my boss that I can’t administer medication,as I can’t even see straight as so tired.
I feel so low and disappointed in myself…I know this is all due to lack of sleep.
I think its time to see the G.P …feeling so sad :disappointed:

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Hi Kat, I’m so sorry that happened.

It’s got to be one of the worst feelings in the world, especially when you’re someone who cares about your work as much as you clearly do - but make sure not to keep beating yourself up about it!

People on 8+ hours of sleep still make mistakes (and ones bigger than yours too!), and I think it’s safe to say you wouldn’t be in this type of job if you weren’t someone who really, truly cares. :blue_heart:

Lack of sleep is invisible to most but it doesn’t make it less real than any other health concern - and especially so when it comes to the aspects of day-to-day functioning it can affect.

All this to say that you deserve a lot more grace than you might be giving yourself right now! Take care of you and my fingers are crossed for you for some better nights ahead. x

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How are you feeling now @kat ? What’s so incredibly amazing is your sense of responsibility towards the care and compassion you show to the folks of the residential home. I am confident that if your boss is worthy of you she or he will do everything in their power to support you towards regaining your balance xo

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So true xxx please dont be so hard on yourself,mistakes happen and your going to get this sorted out and your sleep I promise

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Thank you everyone …I really feel terrible about it but hopefully I will sleep tonight and things won’t seem so bad tomorrow.
My boss isn’t that understanding to be honest so that isn’t helpful but I didn’t want to make anymore mistakes, so felt it was best to stay well away from meds and controlled drugs …we are short staffed as 3 staff have covid .So isn’t ideal timing :confused:
Going to have a bubble bath and get to bed early, fingers crossed :crossed_fingers: …please god let me sleep !!!

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Hi Kat, I am so sorry that you are feeling so sad and hope that you had a lovely bubble bath and relax. Sending you lots of love and supportive vibes xx

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Thanks again everyone, really means alot …I actually managed 5 hours sleep :raised_hands: …feeling brighter and way more positive :sparkles: :yellow_heart:
Xx

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This feels a lot like regaining that balance x glad to read your message @kat cause it’s going to make my day! Have a great morning! :pray:

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Hello @Kat: how are you doing today? I hope you again managed to get some sleep? In any case: have a relaxing weekend; get some action in, get some fresh air and enjoy the moments!

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Hey @laurent.rossier yes I’m doing much better, thank you for checking on me.I am managing about 5 hours a night in a row which is pretty good for me …I am working this weekend but I feel like I can fully function on 5 hours so I’m coping.
Hope all good with u :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thank u @Kaveh means alot

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Thank u@alexwalkerjones and @Grootette too …p.s just figured out how to use people’s tags !!sorry bit slow with tech haha

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Congrats @kat
Keep it up and keep us posted :slight_smile:

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Sorry to hear that Kat but do what you have to do and I hope you feel better soon.
Best wishes Danny

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I’m ok @dannytobin68 things looked very bleak there for a few days but it was a wake up call really…I have to get sleep or my brain just won’t function properly.
Think I thought I could just carry on and it wasn’t affecting my life but it is unfortunately :confused:.
I’m alot more positive this week ,thank u :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi Kat, well done for doing the tags! I don’t even know how to do that…lol! I can only just about reply to messages. Social media is alien to me. I use it sometimes but usually don’t really haven’t a clue what to do :laughing: My 11 Yr old son is always saying…“Mum, come here…let me do it for you”…so funny. I just go with the flow and chill though and not let it worry me :blush: I might try and learn more one day though if i need to…maybe…

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Haha !I’m the same @Grootette my son is 15 and is always laughing at me for not knowing what to do online .He helps me out if I get stuck.

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