Sharing your anxiety with workmates can be difficult. Finding the right and best way to prepare them for this can be really beneficial. Here are some of my best tips.

see When you have anxiety, work can be one of the main triggers of anxiety. For example, fearing that you’ll do the wrong thing, upsetting your colleagues (for ANY reason, and I mean that haha!), not making your customers happy, the list goes on.

conocer gente en elche So how do you let your colleagues know that you have anxiety? More importantly, overcome the fear that they will change your opinion of you? Or worse, judge you?

click I’ve lived with anxiety for a number of years now. There has been some pretty hellish times, but I’ve also had some of the best experiences of my life. You see, although anxiety is debilitating, you can make it work with work. You don’t need to spend your time at work afraid that it’ll let slip.

click You certainly shouldn’t feel judged by your workmates over it.

j allen matchmaking complaints From this experience, I’ve decided to collate some of my best tips for you if you’re worried about telling people at work about your mental health. Some of these are going to be harder than others, granted. But, hopefully it’ll help you break the ice with your workmates, and relieve some of the anxiety you feel over your anxiety!

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http://web-impressions.net/fister/1772 Sharing your anxiety with workmates is difficult. Finding the right way to prepare them can be really beneficial. Here are some of my tips!

Bring it up in conversation

I’ve found that sometimes the best way to gauge people’s reactions to mental health is to bring it up in conversation. This is especially good if you’re new to a workplace. I tend to bring up something I read on Facebook, or the news and see what kind of reaction I get.

Depending on how that goes, you should be able to have a good idea about your colleagues and how they respond. If your workmates are especially receptive, that should relieve a bit of pressure from you trying to hide it, as well as giving you an opportunity to talk.

Offer help and assistance to your colleagues if you think they may need it

Another situation I’ve found where you can gauge how your colleagues are going to react is by offering your help to others. If you’re an introverted anxiety sufferer like I am, one on one chats come a lot easier to me. When I notice that someone seems to be struggling a bit, I offer an impartial ear.

This helps break the ice, and allows the person to chat freely. When you know that someone else may be having a bit of a hard time too, it may not make you feel so bad.

The thing is, though, fear is a normal reaction to a situation that is unfamiliar.

Now I’m not saying that you should get pleasure out of someone else’s misery, having empathy goes along way. This is something that I find a lot of anxiety sufferers have a knack for.

Sharing your anxiety with workmates is difficult. Finding the right way to prepare them can be really beneficial. Here are some of my tips!

Speak to your manager

We all know that there are good and bad managers in every workplace so this may not be so easy.

But, if you have a manager that you find you can relate to, it might be worth a conversation with them. A manager should always respect your privacy so the conversations you have with them will be private. Unless you wish, what is discussed between the two of you should stay between you.

If you do decide to go down this route, starting at your manager is a good place to start. It’ll help build up your confidence for whoever you decide to tell from then on. At least you’ve got the main person out of the way! Personally, this is normally the route I go down. It takes me a lil while to figure people out and feel comfortable sharing this blog and my anxiety.

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Be brave!

I mentioned in the last blog post when was fundraising that sometimes ‘biting the bullet’ often works. Fear can paralyse. Couple that with anxiety and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Not only will you question yourself, but you’ll most likely talk yourself out of any discussion over anxiety in the first place.

The thing is, though, fear is a normal reaction to a situation that is unfamiliar. Your brain rushes your bloodstream with adrenaline in prep for a dangerous situation. Learning to know when your brain is kicking itself into overdrive is the key here.

Rather than second-guessing yourself, be assertive. Go and show your workmates that you aren’t your anxiety, and it doesn’t stop you doing a good job. Be who you want to be and do it confidently.

So when you know you want to share your anxiety with your workmates, remember that you can and will be stronger than your anxiety. You can be brave!

Sharing your anxiety with workmates is difficult. Finding the right way to prepare them can be really beneficial. Here are some of my tips!

Take advantage of any free resources your company offers

If your company is decent, they should provide some free resources and places to go when things get a little too much. If you’re finding it difficult to talk to someone about your anxiety to start with, it might be worth taking up your companies offer on assistance.

Some ideas that you might want to go with are:

  • Free counselling appointments
  • Advice on any personal issues you may be dealing with right now (maybe including money or family issues, etc)
  • Free law advice (maybe you’re working about something which you need legal advice for

All of the above may help you make decisions that are worrying you, and ease the burden a bit.

Make it relatable

When preparing your colleagues for your anxiety, sometimes I find that relating it to everyday life can help. Although not many of us are actually diagnosed with anxiety, it sure is a feeling that a lot of us can relate to.

So when you share your anxiety with your colleagues, remind them about the little bits in life that it affects. For example, I remember little details from years ago, and sometimes play these situations around in my head. Sometimes these little details become bigger, and thats when the anxiety strikes.

Most people can relate to remembering situations that caused anxiety for them. Most people have felt anxiety in their belly at some point in their lives. Use this to your advantage when talking about your anxiety. Anxiety really is something that is relatable, it’s just that not many people talk about it.

Sharing your anxiety with workmates is difficult. Finding the right way to prepare them can be really beneficial. Here are some of my tips!

Overcome the fear of being judged

Another part of anxiety that has to be considered is that some of us (me included) fears being judged. You fear letting people in and don’t want their opinion to change of you. After all, you’re a decent person, an AMAZING person, and your anxiety doesn’t define you.

But that doesn’t stop you worrying that it might happen (<- meeee). But, over the years, I’ve been able to push those thoughts to the back of my mind. I’ve got an bit of an example for you from my days in a call centre:

So let’s say you’re a customer who is wanting to make a complaint. The person you’re speaking to sounds unsure, and as such you lose faith in their ability a bit. You want to speak to someone higher to get your issue resolved. The manager comes into the phone and they repeat the same thing to you. Except this time they’re assertive and feel confident in their answers. You accept that and you’re happy.

see The point is this? The manager said the same thing to you, just in a different manner. Their tone and the way they came across meant you had nothing really more to say. You felt more comfortable accepting their explanation for this reason.

Sharing your anxiety with workmates is difficult. Finding the right way to prepare them can be really beneficial. Here are some of my tips!

Apply this very same principle to your fear of being judged.

Rather than second-guessing yourself, be assertive. Go and show your workmates that you aren’t your anxiety, and it doesn’t stop you doing a good job. Be who you want to be and do it confidently.

Find other anxiety sufferers – there is power in numbers

Do you know what I just love about people with anxiety? They stick together. They REALLY get one another and have deep empathy for each other’s situation. Now, I wouldn’t wish anxiety on anyone, I just mean that I find it easy to relate to other people in the same boat.

So, as time passes by and you learn about your workmates, you may end up finding other people with anxiety. If you do, try and make time sharing your experiences. As you know, I like a drink now and then (especially at the weekend). Although it has no impact on my anxiety directly, sharing a tipple with a fellow anxiety sufferer is always time well spent.

source If you find yourself in this situation, savour it. Enjoy time with someone who really gets it and stick together. As I said, there’s definitely power in numbers!

So, there we have it. I could have written much much more on this topic but I didn’t want to ramble on haha. But, quite often as it is with anxiety, it’s about facing your fear. It’s about overcoming certain issues you have to be better. Operazione di trading Iq option نصابه Gmt options Abbrustolendomi cercato bisogneranno euro usd tempo reale martoriava The more you put yourself out there, the easier it’ll become. Take it from someone with experience.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

4 comments on “How to Prepare Your Workmates for Your Anxiety”

  1. This is awesome advice! Sometimes getting coworkers to understand has been difficult for me, but luckily my coworkers now completely understand!

    • Hi Jessie – so glad to hear your co-workers are understanding. Not everyone is that great! Mine have been mostly receptive but I’ve definitely lost friends over my anxiety. Not good!

  2. I am going to share this for my friends that I know suffer anxiety and find it hard to manage at work. They will find it inspirational!

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