For those of us dealing with anxiety issues, being overworked can just push us over the edge. But there are still emails that need to be written, Zoom meetings that need to be attended, dinner that needs to be cooked, homework that needs to be checked, and on and on and on.
Stop checking email while writing your email newsletter. Or put down your phone when you are at home with your family. Establish your priorities and focus on one task at a time.
Helping others not only benefits them, it can refocus your anxiety and make you feel better too.
Do whatever you can to get those endorphins releasing!
Talk to Someone
Find a friend, therapist or support group to make you laugh, talk through your problems, and refocus your energy.
Get Off Electronics
I feel like a hypocrite with this one because I am the worst at checking my phone after I am in bed. I now try to only play solitaire or word games and have my phone set to night mode to cut down on the blue light. Better options would be reading a book or meditating.
Again – Hi pot! My name is kettle. But I am cutting out sugary sodas and limiting caffeine to my morning tea. We should also eat more fruits and vegetables and drink more water.
Go for It!
In the illustrious words of Alexander Hamilton (or Lin-Manuel Miranda), “You get nothing if you wait for it, wait for it, wait.” Defy your anxiety telling you everything that could go wrong and get started with that next project you have been to scared to try.
Tell Yourself You Can Handle This
Because you are handling this. You may not think you are doing a great job, but you still show up and sometimes that’s all you can do.
Focus on realistic goals when you are in the middle of dealing with stress and anxiety. Disappointments will still happen and it’s OK to feel bad about those. But keep moving forward.
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