We often think of our managers and those above us in our company as somehow much better than we are. Somehow they managed to get to the top ranks, and they hold that authority carefully (at least, if you know those who are competent in their jobs.)
Everyone is Human
However, it’s important to consider that these people are just humans, like you or me. Sure they have more training, more experience, and perhaps more success under their belt, but does that completely override their human fears and wants? Not at all.
If you find yourself in a higher-up position, you might find that the anxieties of the job can sometimes take their toll. If you’re not particularly anxious, then stress can sometimes simulate this feeling, and stress is absolutely no good for your health. For this reason, it can be worthwhile to look into healthy means of lessening your anxiety, especially within a difficult business role. Who knows? This might just help you find the performance and workplace results you have been after. But more than that – it will help you feel much more comfortable in yourself and your daily duties there.
Center Yourself Each Morning
When arriving at the office, how do you act? Do you bound into the workplace with energy or enthusiasm, even after a stormy commute? Or do you need a few moments to gather yourself? There’s no shame in the latter example, so long as you keep to it. Centering yourself is important. Some might use a rosin press to outfit them with the supplements they need, others may spend a few moments at their desk meditating, committing to a few stretches and splashing their face with cold water in the bathroom. A few breathing exercises can go a long way. This can help you better yourself and start your day with care.
Develop A Healthy Atmosphere
Do not pretend that your anxiety doesn’t exist. Instead, open a friendly conversation in your office about mental health, and be sure your HR outfit is equipped to deal with this – if only be referring them to outside sources and committing to understanding. When you do this, you develop a healthy atmosphere. Some bosses might even admit they have anxiety issues. You would be surprised the amount of respect this can give you from your staff, who likely know how this feels as well.
Unload Stress In A Healthy Manner
Using counselor or therapist services is essential, as well as having a healthy place to offload your anxiety. If you don’t, it can be quite easy to find destructive means of dealing with it, or to put it on your team. How many bosses have you known that are seemingly much too happy to over-criticize their team when dealing with stress? It can happen all the time. In this manner, finding a healthy outlet can truly make all the difference.
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