Do you suffer from ANXIETY?
December 12, 2006 5:27am CST
I have many friends who are facing problems in their day to day affairs due to anxiety. This phenomenon is seen now a days in younger generations. Anxiety disorders are a category of illnesses marked by persistent, irrational and excessive worry that interferes with everyday functioning, a major area of which is work.While looming deadlines, increased workloads, high pressure presentations and other job demands leave almost all workers suffering from some physical and mental symptoms of anxiety at times.people with anxiety disorders experience anxiety that is unrelenting, making it difficult and sometimes impossible to carry out everyday tasks and responsibilities.Tips for Managing Anxiety at Work Whether you suffer from “normal anxiety” or an anxiety disorder, the ADAA recommends these tips for making life at work more manageable:·Keep working! Apart from the obvious financial reason, employment is important for enhancing your self-esteem. ·Refine your time-management skills. Work on prioritizing projects and eliminating unnecessary items. ·Be realistic. Don't over-commit yourself by volunteering for projects or work you don't have time for. ·Savor success. Whether an accomplishment is big or small, congratulate yourself and others on a job well done. ·Practice healthy habits. Eat right, sleep, exercise regularly and avoid caffeine. Adhering to the basics will keep your body and mind in shape to handle challenging situations. ·If you have an anxiety disorder, tell a trusted co-worker. Knowing that someone at work is aware of your condition, and accepting of it, can be comforting. It can help with both anticipatory anxiety and if you are experiencing symptoms. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps one cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder.