7 Strategies for Dealing With Work Anxiety

Many people develop severe anxiety because of their workplace situations. Toxic work environments or stressful tasks can create chronic stress, and chronic stress has the potential to cause long term anxiety – possibly even the development of anxiety disorders.Overcoming work anxiety is difficult when you’re stuck in the same job, but it’s not impossible. It simply takes imagination, a little bit of fun, and the willingness to motivate yourself every day.

How to Overcome Work Anxiety

Work anxiety is never just work anxiety. It often bleeds into your home and personal life, and if it goes on for too long you may also develop anxiety that lasts long after you leave the job. Make sure you take my free 7 minute anxiety test now to see graphs of your anxiety and ways to treat it.

For the purposes of this article, we’re going to make a few assumptions. Your own situation may be a little different, so not all of these will apply to you, but the information should still give you an idea of how to treat your anxiety. The assumptions are:

  • You’re at a job you can’t leave, either because you haven’t found a new job or because you have to stay for family reasons.
  • You have a job in a company that has cubicles or offices. Retail jobs, restaurant jobs, and work-from-home jobs should still be relevant for the tips below, however, but a few of them may be more difficult.
  • You’re good at your career. Trying hard is still a very important part of overcoming anxiety. If you’re not trying hard, then being anxious is more likely. So make sure that you’re doing your best to be a great employee.
  • Your anxiety isn’t about money. Work anxiety related to the money you earn is a different type of life anxiety, and often the key to overcoming that anxiety has a lot to do with changing your priorities and budgeting. You may not get paid what you’re worth, and that may cause some anxiety, but we’re going to assume for the purposes of this article that financial stress isn’t the cause of your anxiety.