How to Deal with Anxiety in the Workplace

Building Resilience and Finding Support

Kevin Hafell
4 min readJan 22, 2023

Have you ever felt overwhelmed or anxious at work?

I think your answer is “YES”. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. I have good news for you!

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The good news is that there are many easy ways to deal with anxiety in the workplace. Try to follow them and it will surely give you relief.

In this blog post, we discuss how to build resilience to deal with workplace anxiety. We also cover topics such as understanding your anxiety, building resilience and how to find the right kind of support to help you.

So, if you want to control your anxiety and move forward happily,

let’s get started!

Understanding Anxiety in the Workplace

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Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear.

It is something we all experience from time to time and is a normal part of human life. It depends on the situation.

If you can control it, you will be able to move forward happily. But if it continues for a long time, it will affect your entire life negatively.

Anxiety is a common problem in the workplace, and also, I’ve experienced it on some occasions just like you. Whether it’s stress from tight deadlines, worries about job security, dealing with office politics or meetings and there are a lot of things that can cause anxiety at work.

Actually, anxiety can affect our performance and overall well-being. It increases our heart rate, makes us nervous, prevents us from concentrating hard, disrupts our sleep, and even makes it difficult to enjoy our time outside of work.

Building Resilience

When it comes to dealing with anxiety in the workplace, building resilience is crucial to move on.

But what exactly is resilience?

Essentially, it’s the ability to bounce back from tough situations.
We need to be resilient if we are to keep going even when things get tough.

There are a few things you can do to build resilience at work.

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The most effective way is to exercise regularly. Whether it’s a brisk walk around the block or a full workout, such physical activity goes a long way in reducing stress and anxiety. Exercise is a great help in improving your personality. Enhancing your personality will definitely increase your resilience.

Practicing mindfulness and meditation is key to building resilience. If you can Meditate 30 minutes a day, it will bring you unexpected results. Mindfulness helps us stay present in the moment and not get lost in worries about the past or future. Setting boundaries, both with ourselves and with others, can also be a key part of building resilience.

Another important thing in building resilience is developing a positive mindset. This can be done by reframing negative thoughts. Practice focusing on your work instead of thinking about others in your workplace. Practice always smiling with everyone with you. Never see challenges as obstacles. Try to see them as a way to move forward. With a positive mindset, you will be better equipped to handle the ups and downs of work and life.

Finding Support

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If it’s difficult while working at the workplace, it’s essential that you get support there.

But always remember; getting help doesn’t mean you’re weak.

That means you are smart. It means you are taking proactive steps to take care of your well-being.

There are a lot of different types of support available to help you cope with anxiety in the workplace. Therapy and counseling can be incredibly helpful, as can support groups specifically for people dealing with anxiety. Many companies also have employee assistance programs (EAPs) that can connect you with counseling and other resources.

If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to seeking support, consider talking to your supervisor or HR representative. They can point you in the right direction and help connect you with resources that are available to you. Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone. There are people and resources available to help you deal with anxiety in the workplace.

There are lot of great websites, E-books, and other resources available to help you learn more things about anxiety, build resilience and find support. You can also consider talking to a mental health professional for more personalized guidance.


In sum up, we have discussed that anxiety is a common problem in the workplace and there are easy ways to deal with it. Building your resilience and finding support is essential here. Also, we’ve talked about understanding what anxiety is, strategies for building resilience, and finding the right kind of support to help you.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my story.



Kevin Hafell

Writing for fun to spread love and positivity. Let's make this world a better place together! 🤍