Stress is widespread all around the world, and, for most of us, our careers contribute to a fair share of our worries. Performance, job security, and difficulties at work can all lead to a significant amount of stress and anxiety. If you’re looking for a few ways to ease your mind, here are some tips to help you overcome your anxieties and get yourself on the path to success.
Build Your Confidence
Look for simple projects within your organization that you can tackle as an easy way to boost your self-confidence. Even when the pressure is mounting, find ways to break down larger tasks into smaller, manageable parts. Despite your best efforts, though, sometimes you can still be overwhelmed with anxious thoughts. You should learn to recognize the symptoms that social anxiety disorder can cause. Upset stomach, sweating, and dizziness can all be signs that you need to take a step back and seek help. Getting treatment can help you relieve this anxiety and give you the confidence boost you need to advance in your career.
Do What Fulfills You
Overcoming anxiety can be challenging enough even in the best situations, so if you already dislike what you do, succeeding at work can be even more difficult. Take a hard look at your wants and needs and find a career that is personally fulfilling to you. Whether you thrive when helping people or flourish when you’re able to be creative in your career, finding your professional niche will get you one step closer to overcoming your anxiety.
Fake It Till You Make It
You’ve probably heard the term “fake it till you make it” before, and it does have quite a bit of truth to it. Most successful people in your circle didn’t start out knowing how to handle every situation in their career, but they continued forward with confidence despite their doubts. When you look confident, you’ll actually feel more confident. Remember that there will be times when you fail, but you can turn those into successful learning lessons along the way. Until then, keep working hard and find a mentor who can help guide you to make the right decisions until you’re experienced enough that you don’t have to fake confidence anymore.
Workplace anxiety can affect all of us, but it’s important to remember that there are ways to overcome it. Keep these suggestions in mind, and you’ll be able to thrive in no time.
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Cynthia Corsetti is an Executive Coach and Speaker. If you’d like to learn more on how her C.A.R.E. to Engage system can help you create an engaged workforce in your organization, you can email her at: [email protected]