Many people suffer from anxiety. It is a perfectly normal reaction to stress and fear. It can become really overwhelming if you do not know how to work through it. Having anxiety at work can be particularly daunting if you work in a high-stress environment or if you are fearful of your job stability. Anxiety at work can be crippling because it can make you lose concentration and it can be difficult to complete your daily tasks. The symptoms of anxiety can be relatively minute, so much so that others may not notice, or they can be severe enough to affect your health.

There are a few things to do to work through anxiety so that it will not affect your workplace performance. First, if you are really stressed out and overwhelmed, it may be time to take a short vacation. Sometimes just getting away from the source of your stress for a few days can help you recharge and decompress. Make sure that when you take off you aren’t thinking about your job and all of the things that contribute to your anxiety

Next, journal about your anxiety. At some point, we all feel stressed about our jobs. You have to realize that you should not be expected to be perfect and if your job continually causes you to be unhappy, you need to make a change. By journaling your frustrations you can put the things that stress you out onto paper, making them a little more real. By being able to jot down your feelings, you will probably feel like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. Often, it is easier to write down these feelings of anxiety than it is to tell others about them. 

Another way to relieve your anxiety about your job is to plan out your day. We all have things within our job scope that we cannot prepare for, but if you are feeling really overwhelmed, you may need to find a way to organize the way in which you work. By formulating a plan, you are giving yourself control over the anxiety. Hopefully, by utilizing these tips, you’ll be able to alleviate your workplace stress.

For more information, visit New Horizon Counseling Center’s website.