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5 Things to Try When You Feel Anxious at Work

5 Things to Try When You Feel Anxious at Work

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Pay Attention To Your Triggers

Be aware of the situations that spike your anxiety (getting feedback, writing important emails, being put on the spot, or starting the day with a messy desk).

When you know what makes you the most uneasy, you can better anticipate challenges and create a plan to deal with triggers.

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Prepare A Few Grounding Techniques

Anxiety activates the body’s fight or flight response, which sets off a number of uncomfortable reactions from sweating to tunnel vision. 

Calming yourself with grounding techniques (ways to stay in the present moment) can get you back in control. A few examples: meditation, stretching, calling a friend, or going for a walk.

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Invest In Your Well-being

While you can’t control most of your environment, make it a point to change what you can.

Get enough sleep, avoid too much caffeine, work by a window with natural light, and control noise in your workspace with headphones.

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Ask for What You Need

Consider making requests that’ll help you in the long term, like soliciting questions ahead of a presentation or asking your boss not to send you late-night emails unless it’s absolutely urgent.

Also, know your rights when it comes to managing your mental health (a flex schedule, additional time for assignments, and more frequent breaks).

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Set Micro-Goals

Be careful to not overwhelm yourself. Setting realistic expectations for yourself is key to not only building positive momentum but also preserving your well-being.

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