Struggling with an anxiety is no easy feat. Ask anyone who has anxiety problems how it feels and chance are that if you don’t deal with anxiety, you’ll be surprised by what you hear. Those who do deal with it, however, know how overwhelming it can be.
Having an anxiety attack is unlike anything else you’ve experienced before and it can come out of nowhere or be triggered by a certain event. In many cases, anxiety can occur at work.
So what are you to do while you’re on the job? Is there anything you can do to make things better? Fortunately for you, I’ve put together a few tips to help you get through the day.
How to Deal with Anxiety
Breathe, Breathe, Breathe
One of the absolute best things you can do for yourself is to simply take a deep breath. Make it a point to lean back and let out a big sigh every now and again. It will do wonders for you! Many therapists agree that taking the time to focus on your breathing on a regular basis can help to decrease any of the negative feelings you’re experiencing.
Take a Break
Chances are that your work allows you breaks on a regular basis. For most people, two fifteen to twenty minute breaks are given throughout the day. Whether you can choose when to take them or you’re working on a schedule, take full advantage of these time! You can choose to walk to a window and get a good view of nature, read a portion of a book by your favorite author, go for a short walk, or even make a phone call and catch up with a friend. Never overestimate the power of taking a break.
See a Psychologist
Perhaps I’m biased here (being a therapist myself), but I strongly believe that while there are some really great general guidelines out there, specific people require specific types of treatment. Seek out counseling services if you find yourself overwhelmed by anxiety and speak to a professional who can listen to your specific situation and look for unique ways to help you get through the day. A trained clinical psychologist is likely to be able to provide you with some helpful information that you probably won’t find elsewhere.
Feel Free to Give Me a Call
If you’re facing an anxiety disorder, I’d love the opportunity to help. I’ve been seeing patients for years and there’s nothing quite like the unique joy that comes from helping people to overcome obstacles on the road to a better life.
No matter what your situation looks like, I’d be glad to speak with you. Don’t hesitate to give me a call at 248-237-6147 to get a free half hour consultation so you can learn all about what we can do to help you combat the anxious feelings you’re having whether they’re at work, at home, or anywhere else. Reach out today to get the help you need. I look forward to hearing from you!