Facing your fears in the workplace

The workplace can be scary. All those responsibilities. All those tasks. All those deadlines. They can be very daunting from time to time. Every employee will face anxiety at least once a week. And anxiety can very easily turn into fear. Fear of responsibilities and deadlines. Being a part of the workforce of a company means that you need to face that fear.

Facing your fears in the workplace is difficult. Because in order to face them, you need to be able to recognize them. Many people do not feel comfortable admitting that they are afraid. They would rather place the blame on someone else or even deny that they made a mistake. Anything but to admit their fear.

This is the first step towards facing your fears. Recognizing them and admitting them. Talking about your fears to someone close to you, perhaps someone from the same workplace will help you deal with the problem. You will understand that you are not alone in this. At the same time, you will see someone else’s point of view on how you can face the problem.

You need to try and see things in a positive way. If you are afraid of the extra responsibilities and you see that your employer is has given you many additional tasks, try to see it as a positive thing. You are trusted with a lot of work because you are good at what you do.

Some people see feedback as feedback. Others see it as criticism. Feedback is just feedback. And you must not be afraid of it. You can become better, learn what you need to change, and of course what you are good at. Even if others see it as criticism, find a way to see it as something good for your professional evolution.

These are just two of the many different types of fear, someone might have or develop in the workplace. Some people are afraid of public speaking. Others are afraid of changes in the office. Regardless of the fear, you might be facing, always remember that you are not alone in this. Talk about it and face it. Try to see the positive in a bad situation. The truth is that you will never stop being afraid. But you will always be able to face your fears, no matter what.

Katerina Pouspourika
SEO Expert / Copywriter

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