As my workload builds up I can feel myself getting more stressed and anxious.
More snappy, short-tempered, and tense.
My fists clench like I’m holding onto a Roller-coaster, and it’s only when I’m aware I’m doing it I loosen the grip.
Are you aware how tense you are when you’re in a stressful and anxiety filled situation? Do you clench your fists? Do you arch your shoulders towards your neck? Do you tighten and tense your facial muscles?
It takes practice, but when you find yourself in a stressful and anxious moment stop for a second and be conscious of what your body is doing.
When you feel your anger rising and an overwhelming ‘I can’t do this’ feeling, stop every thing, take a breath, and step back. Be self-aware and conscious of what’s happening.
Physically release and LET GO of the tension, remind yourself that YOU CAN do it, slow down and take your time, and the stress and anxiety will lessen. Keep doing it, and with practice, you’ll naturally cope with stress and anxiety so much better.
ARE YOU DEALING WITH ANXIETY?
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