anxiety

Overcoming Interview Anxiety

Overcoming Interview Anxiety

It’s natural to be anxious about a job interview.

The process itself can be overwhelming – from perfecting your handshake, to choosing the right outfit, drilling in power poses and answering questions competently, there is a lot to consider.

For those with social anxiety disorder (SAD), a job interview can be even more difficult. Interview anxiety can be a significant obstacle when looking for work. 

Beating the Sunday Night Blues

Beating the Sunday Night Blues

It's Sunday afternoon. You've spent the morning slowly rising out of bed, running errands that you've put off during the week, and have even managed to hit up your favourite brunch spot.

Then it sinks in ... tomorrow is MONDAY. 

You suddenly feel a wave of anxiety rush over you. The relaxation and enjoyment of the weekend's activities come to a halt. You begin to preoccupy your thoughts about the upcoming work week; thoughts of upcoming projects and meetings, colleagues that you need to attend to, conflicts that are unresolved. Your mood takes a down turn, and you begin to feel irritable and restless. You may even have a tough time falling, or staying asleep as those ruminating thoughts about your upcoming workweek invade your mind. If these feelings resonate with you, you might have a case of the 'Sunday Night Blues.'

Overcoming Workplace Social Anxiety

Overcoming Workplace Social Anxiety

Awkward. Shy. Withdrawn. Unfriendly. Disinterested. Nervous. Quiet. Aloof.

These are all words that some of us may intensely identify with when social anxiety strikes. The good news is that these words are just words! … As in they do not define us as people, but are mere perceptions of ourselves that can be actively changed.

The Tangled Web of Anxiety

The Tangled Web of Anxiety

At times I catch myself worrying, feeling anxious and fearful about my future. I would bet that I am not alone in experiencing these mental states as anxiety is a normal part of daily life – there is always something to worry about, dread, agonize over, or be stressed by. Anxiety researcher David Barlow points out that without anxiety, the performance of athletes, entertainers, executives, artisans, and students would suffer; creativity would diminish; crops might not be planted (Barlow, 2002). It is when anxiety excesses in frequency, intensity, and duration that it can become maladaptive....

Work stress? Try Yoga in the office today!

Work stress? Try Yoga in the office today!

According to the Workplace Stress & Anxiety Disorders Survey from the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (2015), 72% of people who have daily stress and anxiety say it interferes with their lives at least moderately. Within workplaces, anxiety impacts work performances, relationships with coworkers and peers, and quality of work. The work-related causes of anxiety were due to deadlines (55%), interpersonal relationships (53 %), staff management (50%) and dealing with issues/problems that arise (49%).

Yoga, a simple physical activity, has been found to have tremendous impacts on mental and physical health. Research has found it to be effective in reducing anxiety and depression. Could this be part of the solution for workplaces?