As therapists we have opportunities to learn how anxiety manifests itself for different individuals.  Some folks describe it as a ‘lead weight on their ankle’, constantly dragging them down and preventing them from living the way they want to live.  Others describe it as a ‘dragon’ they are in constant fear of, with no hope of overcoming it.  Some folks describe it a little more subtly by explaining that they choose not to take their coat off during a social event to ensure they can make a quick exit if need be.   

Regardless of how anxiety manifests for you, there are some practical tips you can apply today.   

Relaxation Techniques: If you're feeling anxious, techniques such as deep breathing or meditation can help calm your nerves even during a busy workday.  

Positive Affirmations: Remind yourself of your abilities and past successes, this can help to counter the negative thoughts often associated with anxiety.  

Seek Support: Don't hesitate to consult with a colleague or mentor if you're anxious about a work-related issue. Sometimes, a different perspective can help.  

Take Breaks: Regular breaks during work time can help manage stress levels. A short walk, a healthy snack, or even a moment of quiet can help your body and mind reset.