Your lifestyle and wellbeingWe want to make sure that you are as well as you can be at work.Mental health conditions like stress, depression and anxiety can have a big impact on both your working and home life. That’s why we are here to help you every step of the way.
Anxiety in the workplaceAre you struggling at work due to your anxiety? Our quick guide can help you.
A tidy deskSometimes, a messy workspace can cause you stress. Every time you have to search hard for something takes time away from the tasks you already have. So, an organised and tidy desk will help. Make sure you keep only your daily essentials on your desk and use trays to organise your documents.
Planning aheadThe next step is to plan ahead. Even if it’s only for 10 minutes, come up with five things to prioritise tomorrow, instead of starting the day overwhelmed by tasks. Also, try not to check your email constantly, as this makes you less productive. Block out one or two times in the day to check and reply to emails. Devoting your energy to this will help take the worry out of the back of your mind that you have ‘so many to answer.’It’s also important to try doing your most important task (or the one you’re dreading the most) first thing in the morning. It’s easier said than done, but it will leave you feeling motivated for the rest of the day knowing you’ve done it. This is a good habit to practice to stop any anxiety comes creeping in.At the start of each day, try to picture what you want to achieve. Telling yourself you can get all your work done are positive affirmations that can help when you’re anxious.We hope this quick guide helps.
Help if you’re having a panic attackWe know that panic attacks can be very scary, and are caused by a build-up of anxiety. This triggers a chemical reaction due to a rush of adrenaline. Remember, the symptoms you’re experiencing are an effect of your anxiety.Here are some useful breathing tips to help you calm down:
- Breath out first to release oxygen. This will make you feel less light headed
- Try closing your mouth and breathing from your nose if you can. Breathe in for three seconds, counting in your head
- Now breathe out (still through your nose) for three seconds, while focusing on your breathing. This is a natural way to calm your body down
- Continue to do this until you feel your body start to relax.
- As you start to feel calmer and your anxiety passes, try to focus on what’s around you. If you still don’t feel right, call us for more support as soon as possible.