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Topic: Anxiety

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. hello1234
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    1 posts
    18 June 2020
    Has anyone got any ways that I can try to lower or get over my anxiety in relation to my job, I just find it so nerve wracking and everyday I’m stressing
  2. missep123
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    18 June 2020 in reply to hello1234


    I can completely relate. I can find it hard to sleep when I know I have to work the next day. May I ask, what aspects of the job are creating anxiety? Here are a few tips that have worked for me, I hope they work for you!:

    - Meditation (lots of great stress-related guided meditations that range from 5 minutes+ so it just depends what suits you best). It really helps to teach us how to let go of the negative emotions and tune back into ourselves

    -Breathe. When we are anxious or stressed our bodies become tense, our brain becomes preoccupied and we start to do shallow breathing. Deep breathing can really help to wind us back down.

    -Think of your happy place. Try to close your eyes and think of a time that gives you a warm, positive feeling. Try to hold onto that feeling.

    -Talk to someone! I'm really glad that you reached out to us here. It can really help to try to reach out to your support network as it can feel better telling someone what you are going through rather than holding it onto your shoulders.

    Would any of these potentially work for you?

  3. Blue Elmo
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    26 June 2020 in reply to hello1234

    Hi @Hello1234,

    I can relate to your experience and its normal to feel that way in a new job, tbh I felt anxious and dreaded going to my job even months after working at Woolworths. What I realized was my stress was coming from the fact that I felt incompetent and that I would mess something up, and that I wasn't a good enough worker.

    If you have been feeling the same, the best thing you can do is ask your co-workers for some advice on how to do things properly, or your manager to give you a refresh on procedures and how things are done just to ensure that you are doing it right. I know it can be nervewracking to open up to them about not knowing things and feeling judged and embarrassed, but the sooner you can learn, the more comfortable you will feel. Additionally, it makes you a more efficient and safe worker knowing and practicing these things efficiently.

    Hopefully this helps, and that you figure things out :)

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