Any advice greatfully received ( or just letting me rant!) I am in the middle of PGCE- have had some sucesses, ( like met some deadlines, and got posistive feedback) but despite that, finding it really rough, Low self esteem, overwhelming amount of work and dread of workload of my next placement: Only want to pass NQT year- don't know if this is for me. In this mindset, finding it hard to apply for jobs. Have stayed up late on several occasions to meet deadlines for NQT pools, but seem to like shooting myself in the foot as have missed the deadline, ( either through unrealistic time, or stress-induced panic!) and my confidence takes another nose dive! Very frustrating. Has anyone found that certain traits are brought abou/ confronted by the PGCE? I tend to find it hard to focus on one thing,( i.e- my brain tends to flit hyperactively from one thing to another!) and hard to make decisions,. Manageable and even useful in last job but here, it seems to be causing me alot of grief as I find it really difficult to prioritise and use a disporportionate amount of energy/ stress for tasks, and often miss the mark despite hours put in. Maybe it'll get easier later in the course can I apply for jobs later when I feel more settled, ( ie directly- not through pools )but am I closing down options? ( I have my own access issues to take into account as well) How can I shift this defeatest attitude!? P.s- I am trying to make the most of some support systems available at Uni, ( such as counselling) but find it hard to communicate with personal tutor, etc as I keep thinking I want to give the impression I'm coping, and not quite sure what to ask for!!