Navigating Anxiety

Navigating Anxiety

Anxiety is a pervasive challenge that is increasingly common in today’s workplace. Anxiety can impede your productivity and decision-making and even manifest as physical symptoms. Consider adopting these strategies to help manage your anxiety.

Recognize the Signs
  • Do you consistently need more time to meet deadlines?
  • Do you experience restlessness or difficulty concentrating?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by routine day-to-day demands?
Identify Your Triggers

When you’re overwhelmed, it can be challenging to identify the source of your anxiety. Make a note of times when you feel anxious throughout the day to recognize patterns.

Stay Grounded

Implement daily practices such as mindfulness exercises, physical activities, or regular breaks. Briefly step away from your desk to re-focus when feeling stressed. Be gentle with yourself; resist the tendency for self-criticism.

Know When to Get Support

Recognize that seeking help is a sign of strength. Mental health resources available through workplace employee assistance programs (EAPs) or wellness programs, local community organizations, and online communities can offer guidance, support, and strategies for developing effective coping skills.

In today’s high-pressure environments, actively addressing your anxiety can improve your health. You can navigate these challenges effectively by acknowledging and celebrating every step you take toward managing stress.