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By Peggy B. — Published May 10, 2018
Workplace anxiety is a common problem affecting a lot of people today. There is no way of saying what exactly triggers this issue. Workplace anxiety definitely hampers your productivity at work– and that is not all! You will even start feeling bitter towards your job and workplace– and that can be disastrous for your career. However, you can definitely battle workplace anxiety by keeping in mind these six tips.
1. Organize your day’s activities in the morning
It all begins in the morning. Think of all the things you have to do during the day and jot them down in a book or on your device. You could even note them down as per their importance and urgency so that at any given point during the day, just one look at your agenda and you will have a fairly clear idea of where you stand at that point of time.
2. Know that it’s perfectly okay to not be able to do everything
This is very important. You need to understand and accept that everything will not work out as you expected to or as per your morning’s notes– and that is okay! This does not mean you have failed. Life is just uncertain, and anything can happen anytime. Also, you may not be able to complete all that you wanted to do on a given day, and that may make you panic. Developing a mentality where you realize that it is alright and just relax about it can really help you keep calm and beat those blues.
3. Learn to expect surprises
As mentioned above, anything can happen anytime. That is why, it is very important that you learn to expect surprises– some desirable, others, not so much. Either way, by knowing that anything can drop in at any moment, you will be better able to face situations and handle them with more efficiency and effectiveness.
4. Smile more
This may sound like a very redundant piece of advice– but you will really be surprised to know how much a smile can actually help make your day better. Theories suggest that by making the right facial expressions, you can actually alter your moods! Smile – not because you want to look friendly and approachable but because you want to stay calm and relaxed as well.
5. Be more upfront about things that are bothering you
When we talk about what we feel more openly, we not only ease our mental stress but also give a chance to others to know what is expected of them. There is a better chance that you will create a desirable environment for yourself by letting everyone know what works for you and what does not. The lack of free communication is one of the most common problems for unhappiness and uneasiness towards the workplace, and letting open those streams of communication can greatly help release the pent-up pressure.
6. Do as much as you can, and be at peace with the rest
There is only so much you can do– and if you are not 100% successful, it is perfectly alright. What is important is that you give your 100% to what you do. And if your efforts are not showing enough the kinds of results that you expect, just learn to be at peace with it. As long as you know that you have given it your best, it's enough; you need to understand the results are not always in your hands. Also, as already discussed above, things may not always go your way, anyway!