Dealing with anxiety at work

By Rachael Willis on June 22, 2016 in Anxiety, Mental Wellbeing

Navigating the workplace can be stressful — especially for individuals dealing with anxiety.

Dr. Marla Deibler, a licensed clinical psychologist and the executive director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, has outlined some crucial tips — from symptom management strategies to changing your entire mindset — for handling anxiety in the workplace.

1. Don’t suppress your anxiety

Stifling your feelings is counterproductive.

2. Be mindful

Check in with yourself once in a while.

3. Invite anxiety along for the ride

Confront your anxieties head on. If you’re nervous about public speaking, take point on a presentation. If you’re afraid of talking to your coworkers, try to strike up a conversation.

4. Practice self-care

Don’t forget to take care of yourself.

5. Remind yourself that your mind is not always the best advisor

Sometimes, you can’t trust yourself.

6. Take a break

Changing your pace or scenery from time to time actually helps with managing anxiety.

7. Stay connected

You can get by with a little help from your friends.

8. Relax

Engage in exercises that relax your body and set your mind at ease.

9. Lay off the coffee

When it comes to managing anxiety, that latte in the morning is your worst enemy.

10. Seek professional help

The last and possibly most import tip is to remember; you don’t have to go this alone. 


“Sometimes anxiety can be difficult to manage without professional help,” Deibler says. “A clinical psychologist who provides cognitive behavioral therapy can assist individuals in learning to better understand anxiety and change their relationship to their anxious thoughts and feelings. Concerned coworkers and employers might also choose to express their concern for a colleague and help to normalize the experience and encourage the individual to seek help.”

To read the full article and tips outlined by Deibler to Business Insider click here-

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