Writer and podcast host Morra Aarons-Mele is an anxious person, even at the best of times. Here are some tips based on what she’s learned from 15 years of managing her anxiety while also work…
Working from home can be wonderful, but when you’re anxious, it can be difficult to concentrate and stay on task.
Don’t blame yourself for leaping to reply to every message — much of modern knowledge work is built on this Pavlovian system of instant feedback and urgent response
It’s better if I can learn to move from reacting on auto-pilot to knowing what sets me off and then managing how I will respond. I can say to myself: “Looking at my company’s finances is going to set me off right now. Maybe I should ask my business partner to do it. Or maybe I should build in a reward if I face the challenge head on? I could let myself have an extra hour of Netflix if I complete the spreadsheet.” I find that most of the time, doing the work doesn’t feel nearly as bad as what my anxiety anticipates.