At work, you may come across times your incompetence or inability to deliver a certain work can make you feel stress about situations that really are not that huge of a problem. Or for a fact, there must not be a problem in itself. There are possibilities that you are just stressing over the negative things going around in your head. If you identify with any of the work situations mentioned below then you really need to get a perspective of what is really important and rid yourself of all the exaggerated thoughts in your mind, to focus better on work.
1. You feel anxious about not speaking up during a meeting
Do you just feel like an incompetent idiot of not being able to speak up during a meeting, while your fellow workers have been communicating their hearts out and interjecting with various offers and ideas? It is one thing to self-doubt and another to feel completely lame for not speaking up. Step aside from your lack of confidence if you missed one meeting without having your say in it, plan for the next meet and carry a note with yourself.
Speaking up helps in building a reputation for self and displays skills of being innovative, creative and introspective. Whether your idea gets appreciated or rejected, giving your inputs to a meeting builds a positive reputation.
2. You have major concern of being alone during lunch breaks
It is very natural to have preferences of eating alone during lunch. You should not pester yourself with thoughts like people might be talking behind your back or worst don’t even realize you exist. It is okay to give yourself time, relax, and check on your social media profiles.
You only have to stress if you have made no friends at work. It is not like you will be finding your best friend at work. But general conversations, being friendly and getting to know your colleagues is important, so it doesn’t matter where you sit during lunch at your desk or with others, you know you will be comfortable.
3. You are concerned you leave work before your boss, always
Once you are done with the day’s to-do list and have satisfactory outcomes at your work, you are allowed to be done for the day, pack and leave. You know you have been productive for the entire day, but past 5 pm your functionality decreases.
It is only allowed to stress if the day’s work has not been completed. If you are being told that you are less productive and can do better. If you are guilty of not performing well enough and have a lack of enthusiasm towards your work, then your concerns are legit. You need to discuss with your boss about how to be productive.
So next time you feel whining about little things, pause and judge if you actually are stressing over nothing.