Okay, so besides the normal day-to-day hustle and immense stress of daily living and working in the modern world, workers also have a pandemic to contend with.
Unfortunately, dealing with anxiety has become somewhat of a normal part of life for many individuals in the workplace today. Although this problem is not necessarily a new phenomenon, there are certain aspects of modern times that have served to exacerbate the issue.
Due to our society being so connected through the internet, social media and other forms of media, your employees are not only exposed to the issues in their immediate environment. Instead, they are shown all of the bad things taking place across the entire globe. Furthermore, they are expected to juggle so many more responsibilities at one time, all while being as productive as possible.
Although anxiety certainly varies in intensity and frequency from person to person, there are a few ways to deal with the problem that are beneficial for any of your staff experiencing this issue.
Anxiety Relieving Techniques for Your Workforce
This article intends to discuss a few of these techniques in order to alleviate some of your staff’s anxiety, hopefully improving their overall quality of life and work.
1. Live In The Moment
Although it may seem obvious when stated, the only point in time in which we will ever exist is right now. Ironically, most of us dedicate the bulk of our mental energy into the past or future. Anxiety is great at causing individuals to replay past mistakes in their head and constantly worry about things that have yet to occur.
A big part of your workforce dealing with anxiety is to live in the moment. This means focusing all of their physical and mental energy on what is going on right now. Not only does this simplify life, it also allows them to get the most out of their limited time and put 100% of their energy into being productive while at work without distractions.
Trying to deal with their entire past and future on a constant basis makes it virtually impossible to appreciate what is right in front of them.
2. Control What You Can Control
The truth is, many of the issues causing anxiety in peoples’ lives are beyond their control. This includes global and community issues as well as problems in their work and personal life.
What they need to realize is that the weight of the world is NOT on their shoulders, even though it can certainly seem like it at times. Anxiety tells people to be worried about solving problems that are way out of their hands.
In reality, focusing on the issues that they actually have the ability to resolve is a much healthier response to a problem-filled world.
3. It’s Okay to Not Feel Okay
Another side effect of anxiety is a feeling of isolation. People experiencing anxiety on a routine basis tend to feel like they are the only ones dealing with this issue.
Because of this perspective, workers often feel like everyone else is much happier than they are, which shows up in multiple employee satisfaction surveys. It’s like people won’t be accepted if anyone else knew the extent of their anxiety. It is so important to realize that this is far from the truth.
Every member of your company is experiencing some degree of anxiety or mental hang up. They are far from alone. They must be coached not to feel like they have to go through this acting as if everything is okay when it isn’t.
4. Get Help If You Need It
Finally, if your own anxiety is something you are having trouble dealing with on your own, then don’t! There is absolutely nothing wrong with seeking professional help for this issue. Ironically, our society welcomes getting help for even minor physical ailments but acts as if doing the same for a serious mental issue is taboo.
Consider this, if your workers had the chest pain, they would most certainly seek the appropriate doctor to take care of it. Why would they not seek a doctor that is medically trained in alleviating mental health issues if they are dealing with anxiety? There is help out there; you need to instruct them to get it if they need it!
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