What I have discovered is that we often feel anxiety, stress, panic in times that we are out of control – or perceive a loss of control. What I have also realized is that many of these simple tools can help us in our jobs as government employees.
Posts Tagged: Anxiety
Let’s explore how self-compassion might lessen your fears and anxieties during this difficult time. How it might give you just enough mental clarity to take a clear-headed approach to whatever comes our way. It’s worth a shot, right?
Reframing anxiety as excitement leads to much better outcomes when faced with a task like a presentation or performance.
Life is rife with frequent “jumps to conclusions”, and “climbs up the ladder of inference” (another favorite metaphor). These mental trips happen quickly which makes them next to impossible to stop. But we can work to keep our visits there as brief as possible.
While these steps are no silver bullet to overcoming your quarter-life crisis, they will help you navigate this difficult time. Embrace the uncertainty and know that this period is only temporary. Keep in mind that you are not alone and you will come out of it a more weathered, experienced and insightful professional.
Have you ever found yourself with your mind spinning on stressful thoughts? Ones that wake you up in the middle of the night? Ones that steal your energy and focus? This is “monkey mind.”
Yesterday I got to play fort with my son for the first time in his young life. I loved seeing the joy in his eyes as he peered out at me from beneath the cushions on the sofa. As I watched him play, for a brief instant, I thought about how wonderful it would be… Read more »
It’s so important to nip anxiety and stress in the bud, and create strategies to deal with them before they spiral out of control. That’s been high on my agenda for the last few months, and I’ve been testing out different methods to calm down and let go. These 5 apps are some of my… Read more »
This is the second installment in a three-part series covering GovLoop’s virtual training event on effective public speaking. The first installment collected top tricks for improving your public speaking, while the third installment answered frequently asked questions about effective public communication. I love developing expertise on a topic. It’s a multitude of reasons: I enjoyRead… Read more »
[This article was written with the permission and in consultation with the below-mentioned phone-coaching client.] Once again, through the wonder of the Internet, I’ve had a chance to connect with a bright, insightful and articulate individual. Our email interaction began when Barbara, (a fictional name), discovered one of my writings, and we now periodically exchangeRead… Read more »