Do you feel like you can’t focus at work because of anxiety? Are deadlines looming, and you feel like you can’t get anything done? You’re not alone. Millions of people deal with anxiety daily, which often affects their productivity. This blog post will discuss some ways to overcome work anxiety and increase productivity.

If you’re feeling anxious at work, you should first try to understand what is causing your anxiety. Is it a specific task? A deadline? A co-worker? Once you identify the source of your anxiety, you can start to address it.

One way to deal with anxiety is to face it head-on. Don’t try to suppress your feelings or push them away. Accept that you’re feeling anxious and allow yourself to feel those emotions. This may seem counterintuitive, but you’re helping to reduce your anxiety by accepting your anxiety.

Another way to overcome work anxiety is to take some time for yourself during the day. If possible, step away from your desk for a few minutes, take a walk, or sit in a quiet place and breathe. This can help to clear your head and allow you to refocus on your work.

If you find that your anxiety is affecting your productivity, there are some things you can do to increase it. Make sure you’re taking breaks throughout the day, and try to set aside sometime each day to work on a task that you’re anxious about. By breaking the task down into smaller steps, you’ll be less likely to feel overwhelmed by it.

Finally, remember that you’re not alone in dealing with anxiety. Talk to your friends or family about what you’re going through, and reach out to a therapist or counselor if you need additional support. By talking about your anxiety, you can start to find ways to overcome it.

If you’re struggling with work anxiety, don’t despair. There are ways to overcome it and increase your productivity. By understanding the source of your anxiety, taking some time for yourself, and breaking down tasks into smaller steps, you can see a difference in your stress levels. And remember, you’re not alone in this. Talk to your friends and family about what you’re going through, and seek out professional help if needed. With some effort, you can start to overcome work anxiety and get back on track.

Originally published on Herrick Lipton’s website.