The clock is striking and the deadline is fast approaching. You are pushing yourself to meet your work commitments while dealing with the uncomfortable yet unexplainable feeling in your heart. Chances are that you are facing workplace anxiety.
Commonly, work commitments cause stress and we all have accepted it to be a part and parcel of everyday life. Although one should also realize that workplace anxiety is also very common. Every human being face anxiety at some point in their life depending upon theirs.
Here are some tips which can help you in coping up with work anxiety-
1. Know where to set the limit-
In lieu of being competitive or surpassing your peers, you may tend to take on more work than yours can handle. Knowing your limit helps in not being overwhelmed. It may later lead to many other complications. When one takes on too much work which is beyond their capacity it leads to anxiety and stress.
2. Setting up realistic timeframes-
Thinking you could complete that important presentation one night before the meeting could not only land you in trouble with your boss but also boost your anxiety. People often tend to underestimate the tasks and over-estimate their abilities. Set up goals that are achievable in the stipulated period that you have.
3. Don’t suppress or avoid your work anxiety-
Accept that your work situation is causing you anxiety and try to understand why it is happening. It is normal to feel anxious about things that you don’t have any control over. Running away from your anxiety could worsen the situation.
4. Practice self-care–
Work takes a lot of commitment and hard work. It takes a lot of effort to keep up with the demands of work. A lot of times you are hardly left with any energy to focus on other things. To pile upon is the family responsibilities (those who has them) but during all these don’t forget to practice self-care. It doesn’t have to be exotic or luxurious, just even a “10 min for myself every day” also works.
5. Declutter your workspace-
It sounds pretty basic but works in not worsening your anxiety when you are unable to get that important document. Keeping your workspace clean and tidy not only makes a good impression but also helps you to keep a track of your things.
6. Setting up of healthy boundaries-
Healthy boundaries may look like saying no to helping your colleague when you cannot manage it. Protecting your work- friend’s feelings can be harmful to your mental health. If you cannot turn them down then at least take up the request when you are free from your commitments.
7. Take a break here and there-
When in the office if you feel anxious and don’t know what to do then try taking a break. Take a walk around the office or go for a chai break (you might want to avoid coffee though). It will help surpass that anxious moment and make you feel better.
Work…. Even if you are working remotely or at the office, it is bound to be too much for you from time to time. Acknowledge that there is a life beyond the office which needs your attention. Go out and enjoy from time to time.
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