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People who suffer from anxiety attacks often struggle to get comfortable at their workplaces. This problem adds to their depreciating mental health in one way or another. In Nigeria, non-remote workers who are mandated to arrive at their workplaces every day are always faced with so many challenges ranging from horrible bosses to toxic work environments. This results in their limited productivity as they are unable to carry out their duties efficiently. A person with anxiety need to devise methods to help them cope in their workplaces; they need to be comfortable while working for their organisations. But what can they do?

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Below are some incredible tips to help people living with anxiety cope at their various workplaces:

Do Not Suppress Your Feelings: The way you feel is valid, there is no sense in living in denial and relegating your anxiety to the back. You should know that you are not alone. Instead of trying to push your feelings away, why not try and accept them and pay maximum attention to them?

Practice Mindfulness: Pay attention to yourself and your surroundings. What are you thinking? How do you feel? Check-in with yourself from time to time.

Confront Your Anxiety Head On: You need to stay courageous at all times. If you are nervous about doing something, you can look up easy ways how to begin that task and gradually improve your skills. Expose yourself to situations that are challenging (situations that lead to anxiety) and you will discover that you will eventually learn how to stay confident in difficult times.

Self-Care Is Key: In your journey to conquering workplace anxiety, you need to take care of yourself. Pay attention to your emotions, take up a healthy lifestyle, drink enough water, have enough rest, draft a nutritional food timetable, and come up with healthy ways to manage stress.

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Stay Positive: Your mind is your greatest weapon against anxiety. Do not give in to unhealthy thoughts and thinking. Instead, reassure yourself and feed your mind with kind words. Observe your thought processes and pay attention to the kind of thoughts you have. You see responsible for getting rid of unhelpful thoughts that will only increase your anxiety.

Do Not Joke With Taking Breaks: Anxiety and Overworking is a terrible combination that will result in disaster. Breaks are important for helping you settle within yourself. Consider taking a stroll or just changing your scenery. Trust me, it helps a lot.

Cut Down On Caffeine: Coffee and carbonated drinks are not going to help you combat anxiety. They will only increase your heart rate and physiological symptoms of anxiety.

Speak With Friends And Family: Social support is necessary. Talking to a friend or a co-worker will help a lot. They could offer you pieces of advice that will help you cope better or introduce you to healthy lifestyles that will make you handle anxiety.

If your anxiety persists, then you need to seek professional help as soon as possible. Never underestimate the efficacy of therapy. A therapist could help you understand anxiety better and talk to you about a variety of credible ways to overcome it.

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This article was first published on 28th March 2022


Ohia, Ernest Chigaemezu is a writer, editor, and grade teacher based in Jos, Nigeria.

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