5 TIPS TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY AT WORK

Successful professional life comes with his share of anxiety. Stressful situations are part of life, but stress must not become an obstacle to happiness. Here are few tips and methods to deal with work tensions in healthy way.



- TAKE ACTION ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL

Stress is related to a sense of loss of control. Some things are out of our sphere of control, and it is helpful to acknowledge them and to remember that there are many other things that we can control



- YOU CAN BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN

We can have a long list of tasks to accomplish at work, and many more waiting for us at home. Accumulation of things to do can make us feel overwhelmed and underestimate our ability to cope with it. Remember the things you have successfully accomplished and use them as example. 



- PRIORITIZE

The phone is ringing, e-mails are piling up and we get interrupted regularly. We can feel submerged, and thoughts are flowing through our minds with very little space to overlook at our anxiety. Put your total attention on one thing at a the time, commit to it and gradually reach your goal. 



- BE MORE ASSERTIVE

Sometimes we feel as if everybody is asking too much of us, and we wish that our boss, colleagues, or relatives would understand how we feel. Find some opportunity to transform the automatic “yes I will do it” answer with a more authentic answer, where you express your negative and positive feelings about it. Ask for favours and make request to others too, some people will be very happy to help. 

- GIVE YOURSELF THE PERMISSION TO STOP

We tend to work longer thinking that it will be more efficient, and that we will avoid our anxiety.  We run around always doing something. Can you come to a stop for a moment and see how you feel? How much unhelpful tension do you carry? We save energy if we are more relaxed. Take 5 min, or even 5 seconds to stop for a moment, sitting down, and become aware of your breathing once in a while throughout your day. 

 

You can and might want a bit of help. You are welcome to get in touch and we can talk on how hypnotherapy can help you. 

 

Warm wishes

 

Julie