I am unemployed and feel worthless yet do not have motivation to work is this normal?

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I am unemployed and feel worthless yet do not have motivation to work is this normal? I have had work in the past for a few months but I randomly started crying at work on multiple occasions I don't know whether it was the stress of selling or what and left. Also does long term unemployment lead to mental health issues since I may have undiagnosed social anxiety issues. I can't walk in the city centre easily and sometimes I avoid it completely due to the crowds of people.
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I am unemployed and feel worthless yet do not have motivation to work is this normal?
No, it isn't. Feeling worthless, you probably don't think, that work would change anything. Motivation is not that simple, especially if you have other issues. Anyway, you need to find something to occupy you, as unemployment leeds to not doing anything. A lot of people become really lazy as soon as unemployed and stop doing things, they enjoyed, no matter how cheap they were, e.g. go regualrly out for a walk. So pay attention to those common consequences without making them a genuinine part of you.

I have had work in the past for a few months but I randomly started crying at work on multiple occasions I don't know whether it was the stress of selling or what and left.
So you probably need to find out, what was causing that and/or find out, what would be better for you.

Also does long term unemployment lead to mental health issues since I may have undiagnosed social anxiety issues
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Yes and no. Concerning you already starting crying at work randomly, it doesn't sound like your problems are only linked to unemployment and not anyone unemployed develops a mental health problem. Depression is very common, but otherwise ...
I can't walk in the city centre easily and sometimes I avoid it completely due to the crowds of people.
Then begin to do something against it. Unemployment gives you the freedom to take your time to adjust you to crowds, etc. Get help! Attack it, otherwise it is unlikely you will find a way out of it.
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