Managing Workplace Anxiety

It is normal to have some fear or feel out of place at work sometimes, but when the anxiety begins to control you and keep you from performing your normal activities it becomes a serious problem. For many workers that suffer from some sort of workplace anxiety, their productivity decreases and they fail to contribute to the job, which can make them more anxious. While there are many forms of workplace anxiety, we can all learn to overcome them by identifying the key problem and finding a way to manage them, before they manage you.

Remember, it is perfectly normal to feel stressed at work and feel a little anxious. Although everyone will experience some form of workplace anxiety in their career, everyone portrays them differently. Learning key signs and symptoms of workplace anxiety sooner will not only help identify the problem, but will lead you down the right path to know how to manage them successfully.

Throughout this course, you will:

  • Explore different types of workplace anxieties
  • Learn to recognize symptoms and warning signs
  • Determine ways of coping and managing problems
  • Recognize common triggers and accelerants
  • Learn the difference between anxiety and common nervousness

Common Types of Anxiety

  • Social Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Recognizing Symptoms in Others

  • Avoiding Social Situations
  • Difficulty in Accepting Negative Feedback
  • Difficulty in Focusing on Tasks
  • Irrational Fears
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Coping Strategies (I)

  • Keeping a Journal
  • Power of Positive Thinking
  • Have a “Me” Place You Can Go
  • Establish Attainable Goals
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Coping Strategies (II)

  • Talk With Friends and Family
  • Get Enough Sleep
  • Eating Well and Exercise
  • Begin Small and Build Up to Larger Challenges
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Don’t Avoid the Situation

  • It’s OK to Make a Mistake
  • Accept the Situation, and Move On
  • Avoidance Can Cause a Cycle of Anxiety
  • Identify the Trigger
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Differences in Anxiety and Normal Nervousness

  • It Runs Along a Spectrum
  • Anxiety Can Happen Without a Cause
  • The Length of Time Symptoms Last
  • It’s an Exaggeration of Normal Feelings
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Physical Symptoms

  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Panic Attack
  • Headache
  • Trembling or Shaking
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Recognize the Positive Aspects of Anxiety

  • It Alerts Us to Danger
  • Improves Self-Awareness
  • Can Be a Great Motivator
  • Prevent Mistakes
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Common Anxiety Triggers

  • Uncertainty or Fear of the Unknown
  • Holding in Feelings
  • Public Speaking/Speaking Up
  • Trying to Be Perfect
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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