Anxiety, an emotion characterized by a state of inner turmoil.
Key word “emotion”, second key word, “state”.
“Emotions” change all day long and “state” in this case, refers to where one is, in the given moment.
Everyone experiences anxiety.
Sometimes we can identify, pinpointing why we have it. Other times, we can’t.
It's a perfectly normal emotion. Though uncomfortable… it does pass.
Stress contributes to anxiety. Everyone’s had a time when they feel “stressed out”, over issues at work or home.
We can’t take away stress inflicted upon us, but we can learn how to control it, taking it to a relatively low level on the spectrum.
Ideas on how to reduce stress: others won't even know:
Practice breathing slow, deep breaths.
When our heart starts to race, our breathing becomes shallow, sending the body a signal that it’s okay to be out of control.
It’s not. Your body and mind are controllable by you.
Eat protein, vegetables and fruits versus carbohydrates. Maybe even a cup of herbal, soothing tea.
Have a plan to clear your mind. Know what works for you. Don't wait until you've hit panic mode.
Go for a quick brisk walk, walk in place, grab a light pound weight, put a picture in your wallet that makes you feel happy, if at your desk, move your legs to get the blood circulating.
Anything, to get the adrenaline pumping, the endorphins stimulated. Before you know it, you have a lift in spirit. You feel better.
What can you do at work to reduce the stress levels, helping to lower anxiety in yourself and others?