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Managing anxiety in the workplace

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We recently published a new article by Emily Swiatek on managing anxiety in the workplace, we would love to hear your thoughts on the article and any advice or strategies you have found helpful in supporting someone manage their anxiety in the workplace. 

November 06, 2017 - 4:34pm

I am currently being assessed for autism and professionals are quite confident i have aspergers too. I am a 35 year old soon to be mother of 2 and managing my homelife, worklife and my non-existent social life is a daily challenge. My tips in the workplace are to ensure you have a routine in terms of shift patterns, use your breaks as opportunities to gather your thoughts - whether this involves sitting on your own in cafeteria, car or going for walks. Take regular deep breaths and try to centre yourself, find your happy place even if this happy place is thinking about eating your tea in bed watching a good documentary (or is this just me?). If you have a supportive manager confide in them your anxiety triggers, they will appreciate this because we are cracking workers and managers will go out of thier way to keep us happy as we are super productive (well i am when i get in the zone). Dont tell anyone and everyone your thoughts or opinions, believe me your cooworkers dont find stephen hawkin theories remotely interesting, and the unlimted facts you may know, are no go too - unless you are asked of course. Want any more tips just let me know ;)

November 08, 2017 - 1:31pm

Hi Natalie

Thanks very much for your thoughts and suggestions. We published an article a while ago written by an autistic adult on how he and his employer have created a workplace that supports him and his work. Some of it also mirrors what you say - having routine and a supportive manager.

You can read the article here

Thanks again,

Chris