Is it normal to not want to work?
Probably a normal sentiment - I don't like my job, only that's not true. I love my job. I work as a nail technician. I paint and sculpt people's nails.
However, I have diagnosed (and now medicated) social phobias and depression. Loving a creative job that gives me a good amount of flexibility is great and all, but dealing with people, leaving the house, average- nothing-special workplace drama is just too much. I come home depressed and either restless or listless. Sometimes the idea of having a job is just unbearable. I can't imagine another day of work. I'm already working in a position I am maybe a little overqualified for - not that I think I'm amazing or anything, certainly not some superiority thing. I love this job, I chose it. But then I get loads of people asking why I work in beauty with 2 degrees -_- No one thinks I take anything seriously. But getting a degree job wouldn't change anything. I'd still have to leave the house.
I just don't want a job where I leave the house. But I don't want to give up and collect some form of benefit to sit at home and do nothing because I can see that making me worse too. Is there no happy medium? If I work, I'm anxious and depressed. If I don't work, I'm alone. If I work part time that would be great, but I wouldn't make enough to live and if I'm working part-time I'm not eligible for any financial help.
Is this a normal problem for people with anxiety and depression? If you relate, what have you done?