Having something to look at to remind yourself of what keeps you feeling stable and good can be a really useful tool in the moment. Try creating a list of values, positive mantras, or coping statements that resonate with you.
“Keep this list of values with you, on your phone or on a card near your desk. When work anxiety hits, go to your list of values and take in the bigger picture,” Lawson says. “What themes and ideals are really most important in your life and to you as a person? Getting to our core can support us in putting stress, worry, and fear into check.”
So many times we get anxious about things that aren’t truly important for us as a human being, Lawson says.