Is work anxiety leaving you stressed? Anxiety at work and stress are inter-related. Opening your own venture, your first job (even if you have a job that you love), your new leadership role, and anything can cause anxiety. At times you may experience panic attacks marked by a sudden rush of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak.
The symptoms include sweating, palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, and fear of losing control. Work anxiety will leave you counting down the minutes until it’s time to leave the work.
People with anxiety often suffer from time management, productivity, and planning. What could we do about this big-time problem?
If you are an anxious person like me, I’ve got some ways that can help you fight stress and anxiety.
Whenever I feel anxious about deadlines or a task that is taking longer to end, I talk to people in my team or be around them. This is one great move to get rid of anxiety. When I express what’s going on inside me, I am more at peace with myself. In these situations, having a workplace buddy you can talk to can be a boon, with someone you won’t be afraid to communicate about whatever is giving you anxiety. It will help you get through the day.
When stress affects the brain, the effect is perceived by the body as well. Sometimes I have days of back-to-back conference calls or a milestone to achieve. I feel too much discomfort. At this time, I stretch out a little to manage anxiety at work.
My favorite exercise is moving eyes around, moving neck and head, easy stretch that relieves tension. Relax by breathing, relax by visualization, stay calm and relax by interrupting your anxious thinking.
Plan your work to stay calm.
A triangle is created when you speak to a third person about a problem you're having with someone else, it builds up a number of things and stress. Gossiping about coworkers, criticising someone on their back or venting about others will provide temporary relief but it builds up tension and stress. This causes negativity and that brings up anxiety. Work on the conflict by communicating the facts of the situation. Show that you’d like to reach a resolution to create an open and honest workplace.
I know everyone has to deal with tough deadlines. Anxious people are mostly complaining about the deadlines that they cannot meet. So why not in the first place set it realistically. When I set the deadlines on ProofHub, I make sure it can be managed at a manageable pace, making nobody feel anxious about it. See how you can also do it using ProofHub!
Remember, though anxiety is an unpleasant emotion, you’ve to fight it. How do you do it? What’s your say?
Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.