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[–]hoppet 7 points8 points ago

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Hey I'm sorry you're feeling that way. I know you're in a pretty high pressure situation and I hope that you can work through it but remember that even if you don't, software moves really slow and two months is nothing when it comes to a dev project.

If there's anyone you can talk to at work it may be worth doing so. Sometimes it just takes a second pair of eyes looking at a problem to find a way out. Alternatively, it may be that you're just working on a problem you simply don't have the resources to solve, and it may be worth identifying what resources you might need in order to solve it.

It could also just help to sleep on it, or if that's not an option, take a decent size walk or just a break (AT LEAST 10 minutes) to clear your head.

In the even more immediate term, take a minute to listen to your body and see if there are any adjustments that can make you feel more relaxed. Go from head to toe to loosen the muscles in your body. Examine your breathing and try to make your breaths longer and deeper (without hyperventilating).

Worst case... I dunno about anyone else but there has definitely been more than one occasion where I've had to take upwards of twenty minutes to go into the bathroom and cry myself. Tears release the stress hormone cortisol, so when you cry you're literally leaking out stress.

Whatever options you have and choose to do, I wish you the best of luck <3.