Even just thinking about flying creates anxiety, and I exhibit all the other symptoms that are associated with this..
5 years ago, my life was less stressful however now I'm giving many more responsibilities and am afraid I may be having a nervous breakdown.
I've considered going to EAP, HR, or even to management, but I need a non-stress inducing way of removing travel from my job requirements. I'm afraid of losing my job if I say anything.
All of this fear is compounded by me taking a masters class, working 80 hour weeks, and taking care of my mom in the remaining hours of the day. It's all very draining and has no option for downtime.
I have negotiated to work from home occasionally to manage pre-existing stresses, however, this additional requirement is pushing me over the breaking point.
I have to fly 8 hours to attend meetings that don't really add value (in my mind) to our real business priorities.
What can I do? Taking drugs of any sort is not an option since I choose to live a sober life.