If you are an anxious person, then this situation would seem familiar: you are at work, concentrating only on your work, when suddenly anxiety begins to creep into your consciousness. Whether you are worrying about something major, such as a looming deadline, or simply have a vague sense of fear, you may be saying to yourself something like: “You have to get back to work, otherwise…”, or:”… you may never get it done.”
However, the fact of the matter is that anxiety in the workplace is nothing to worry over, and that the best way to manage it is by controlling it. So how does one go about doing this?
Here’s how to manage stress and anxiety at work.
Anxiety in the Workplace
The first step is to relax before you go to work. This will go far towards managing anxiety and helping you cope with it; the more relaxed you are, the less likely you are to suffer from panic attacks and panic disorder while at work.
Next, do not allow yourself to be distracted. Your mind has a tendency to wander when you are stressed out, and distractions to keep the brain preoccupied with worrying thoughts which in turn makes things worse. Also try not to let other people know how tense you are, as this can make the problem even worse.
In addition to relaxation, you should try and get a good night’s sleep, especially if you have had problems sleeping in the past, particularly at the beginning of the working day. Do not drink alcohol before you go to work, nor should you smoke, as these activities tend to raise your heart rate and cause stress. Try and find an environment where you can work all day without anyone else bothering you or distracting you, such as in a quiet and dimly lit room.
There are various methods available for how to manage anxiety in the workplace. Coach Monique can guide you in various methods. The most important thing is to simply recognize what causes it and to address these. If you tend to procrastinate on projects, for instance, this is a good indication that you should start focusing on your projects, as soon as you feel an anxiety attack coming on.
You may also want to consider yoga, as this can help you calm down and concentrate on your breathing. It will also help you become aware of what is really going on in your mind.
By acknowledging the problem and trying to deal with it on an ongoing basis, you will be able to cope better with anxiety in the workplace. Remember, just because you cannot see it does not mean that it does not exist. Even if you are not fully aware of it, anxiety can take a serious toll on your health and well-being.
If you need to find out more about ways of handling anxiety, you can schedule a discovery call with Coach Monique. She will give you useful advice on how to manage your anxiety. Some of the topics covered will include how to control your breathing, control panic attacks and improve your work performance, such as avoiding excessive worrying thoughts and controlling your feelings and thoughts.
You can also benefit from RTT Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that will encourage you to relax and focus your mind and body.