How to Deal with Anxiety at Work
What is work anxiety?
Work anxiety is a form of emotional distress associated with real or anticipated pain around your job. Many people experience it and use a range of tactics to manage it.
What causes work anxiety?
You can experience work anxiety at any job and it can be brought on by several causes:
You’re without the resources necessary to do your job effectively
You’re in a toxic work environment that is led by an abusive boss or co-worker
You’re underemployed and/or underpaid
You dislike the industry you’re working in
You feel trapped in the very job that is causing you work anxiety
You lack the skills or knowledge necessary to do your job effectively.
You can also experience new job anxiety. This could stem from a fear you may have about meeting the expectations of a new role or new boss. The unknown can be stressful, particularly if you’re under pressure to quickly deliver results.
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