Now that the world and offices have began to open, I have seen the struggle with my clients. Clients are feeling the stressors of being out of the office for the last two years. With Covid we all adjusted to life at home, from juggling work, childcare, homeschooling, and daily life of being at home. We are faced with going back into the world. How can I know I am ready for the office? Am I feeling anxious? Feeling anxious can be a normal experience for anyone who has been at home for two years. Here are seven signs that you might need to look into therapy to assist you with going back into the office.
- Sleeping less and worried when you wake in the morning
- Suffering from headaches that you normally did not have.
- Small things irritating you
- Zoning out during the day when you should be focusing on work
- Being angry for no reason about work
- Sweaty palms, heart racing when you think of returning to work
- Dreading the mornings because of work
If you are feelings three or more of the symptoms above, it would be a great time to acknowledge that you are feeling anxious about returning to the office. Being aware that you are feeling anxious and then begin to explore how you can feel better. Mediation, setting a new daily schedule or taking a few minutes a day to journal can be a start. If you are still feeling anxious, we encourage you to find a therapist who can help. Call a therapist to set up an appointment to discuss further. We have trained anxiety therapist here to help you.
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