Most people dread going to work, but for some, their place of employment is a major source of anxiety. If your anxiety greatly increases with the thought of going to work, there are solutions available for you. Read on to learn how to treat work-related anxiety symptoms.
Identify Your Anxiety Triggers
What part of your job brings about your anxiety? Is it the weight of the workload? Is there a specific coworker that causes you stress? Pinpointing the source of your anxiety will guide you toward a better solution.
This is a primary focus in anxiety counseling. As you discuss your thoughts, feelings and experiences, your therapist will help you determine the root cause of your anxiety. From there, he or she will provide personalized advice to best handle your anxiety triggers.
Address the Issues Causing You Anxiety
Once you determine which element of work is causing anxiety, you can find a way to address it. For instance, if you feel uncomfortable with a certain coworker, you can speak to the person about the issue you’re having. You could also talk to your supervisor or human resources representative about the matter.
Your anxiety source may not even be the job itself. Does the traffic going to work cause you anxiety? If so, you could find an alternate route or leave for work at an earlier time. Your therapist can help you come up with solutions that best fit your lifestyle and your circumstances.
Reduce Stress in Other Areas of Your Life
If you feel overwhelmed in your personal life, that stress will bleed into your work life. Stress is a source of anxiety, and it can heighten work-related anxiety symptoms. Find ways to reduce stress in all areas of your life. If you feel overburdened by responsibilities, get help from someone you trust. If your current schedule is not healthy for you, make adjustments to provide more free time. Again, your therapist can guide you through this process to give you the best quality of life.
How to Find an Anxiety Therapist
Heron Ridge Associates provides confidential anxiety counseling in Michigan. We have several therapist offices to serve you, and we offer night and weekend therapy appointments. We will match you with the best therapist for your needs, and we can schedule appointments that fit your busy schedule. Contact us at (734) 454-3560 and learn how you can overcome work-related anxiety.