Managing Workplace Anxiety
Everyone will experience anxiety at some point in their lives. It is a normal reaction characterized by feelings of fear or apprehension. One of the leading places that individuals will experience anxiety or excessive stress is the workplace. While it is normal to have some fear or feel out of place at work occasionally, it can become a serious problem if it becomes unmanageable and keeps you from performing your everyday activities. Anxiety can have a negative impact on your quality of work, work performance, and affect your relationships with colleagues. Identifying your workplace anxiety and learning powerful coping strategies will help you to work with your anxiety, rather than against it.
We all react to stressful situations in different ways. It’s a normal biological reaction to experience anxiety or fear when faced with stressful situations, such as taking a test or making a very important decision. However, long-lasting feelings of extreme anxiety that interfere with our daily activities may be indicative of an anxiety disorder. It cannot be defined as one, isolated condition. It has many faces and can have hundreds of symptoms. Before you can begin to understand and identify any type of anxiety, it is important to know the common symptoms and characteristics of various disorders.
This course will provide you with the important skills and resources to recognize and manage workplace anxiety. By identifying these symptoms and coping skills employees and managers will be better suited in dealing with these common situations. Through this course you will feel more confident in your professional environment and be better suited to the challenges that the workplace can bring.
- Explore different types of workplace anxieties
- Learn to recognize symptoms and warning signs
- Determine ways of coping and managing problems
- Recognize common trigger and accelerants
- Learn the difference between anxiety and common nervousness