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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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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.
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...
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.
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...
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In 2010, Marina Abramovic performed The Artist is Present, where she sat for eight hours a day for three months. In this special exhibit, Abramovic is sitting in one of the galleries. You wait in line to sit across her. Some people sit for a moment, others for long stretches.
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