Sparked by the news that Google’s founders are stepping back, the reaction of employees and customers can come from a place of concern, worry or a place of opportunity. Here are some tips that can help settle anxiety (in many situations) and allow you to spot opportunity and have more realistic thought responses.
1. Control your environment – Surround your self with people that boost your mood – avoid gloom merchants who can exacerbate your fears through focusing only on what can go wrong.
2. Move your body – anxiety triggers stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) that if in high and constant doses, can impact negatively on your body functions and health. By doing some exercise, even ten minutes – speed walk, a run or some yoga stretches for example, you will generate other chemicals e.g. endorphins, dopamine are produced by the brain that reduce the stress chemicals, helping you to feel better and therefore think differently.
3. Do some logical analysis – when in a calmer state, write the pros and cons of the situation, share them with some one you trust and get a focus on where you may best set your focus and what you can do to keep a sense of control.
I specialise in helping people for whom change in the workplace maybe unsettling. Any threat may be real for perceived – I help people to work through it.