When it comes to anxiety the world of work can be an unforgiving place. Everyone accepts a little nervousness, but people who experience anxiety during business interactions, presentations, or social exchanges often send out the wrong message. If anxiety is the cause of obstinacy, defensiveness, rudeness or aggression in yourself or someone else, something needs to be done.
In most work environments people follow a code of behavior. Some codes are overt and may even form part of company policy - never swearing or shouting for example. Others are more subtle and unwritten, such as the raising of an eyebrow from the chief executive meaning, ‘I'm displeased'.
The thing about a successful interpersonal environment is that it represents a form of trade. You offer me something and I will offer something back. So, if I offer you a coffee, you accept or decline graciously. These standardized forms of interaction lubricate our social wheels and encourage us to believe ...
When your child has an anxiety disorder, chances are there are times when it interferes with school. A few examples of how anxiety disorders can make school more difficult :
When children have social anxiety disorder (SAD), they might feel uncomfortable answering questions in class, going up to the board or making friends
When a child has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), he might need to complete rituals, even if those rituals interrupt the school day. He might feel anxious if unable to complete certain rituals.
Children with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) worry endlessly. They might worry about an upcoming test, forgetting their homework, whether they are going to be called on. They might be inattentive in class (because they are worrying rather than listening) and have a hard time focusing on schoolwork.
If your child has anxiety, he might try to hide it from others. He might be embarrassed or worry about how others will react. Teachers mi...
Work stress seems to be a fact of life and there are no shortage of people willing to advise you how best to deal with it. The fact that people write whole books on the subject is testament to just how big an issue work stress has become, but how many of us have the time or inclination to wade through them?
A lot of stress is cumulative. That is, those irritating little things build up to a point where eventually something has to give. So, what are the little things we can do as a counter-measure and that we know are effective stress busters? Here's a few thoughts on the matter.
Choose your battles . Conflict is stressful but let's face it, if you took on everyone who pressed your buttons you'd never get your job done. One of the ways you can feel you have a little control is to pick off the small irritations and deal with those in a firm but fair way.
Use your breaks . Don't sit at your desk over lunch. Breaks are there for a reason. Get up, move around...
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