You have a job. You have a degree. Do you have another degree or are considering getting another one? You’ve made it. So why is your anxiety still so intense?
You might be in a romantic relationship. You might be pursuing a relationship. You might be swiping left and right. But you still have anxiety.
This isn’t just a simple case of More Money and More Problems because people with traditional markers of success don’t always feel successful. Instead, it is more common than you’d know to have anxiety and bad anxiety too. In fact, women are twice as likely to have anxiety than men. And, less than half the people with anxiety get treatment.
This is how anxiety can affect you at work
Anxiety can affect your ability to focus and complete tasks. This often leads to decreased productivity and job performance.
It can also cause physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and muscle tension. This can make it hard to stay comfortable, relaxed, and alert at work.
From run-of-the-mill anxiety, you might also have social anxiety. You might avoid water cooler conversations or happy hours. This makes it hard to bond with your team.
If you struggle with simply talking to your colleagues or bosses because of your anxiety, it makes it harder for them to appreciate you.
This is how anxiety can affect you in relationships
Anxiety can lead to feeling isolated and lonely. If your anxiety makes it hard to engage so you withdraw, people might think twice before hanging out. If this happens a few times, we can start to see that it is we who are pulling away because of our anxiety. But that only makes us feel bad about ourselves too!
Anxiety in relationships can really cause us to focus on our own worries and struggles. That makes it hard to be a good conversation partner. It makes it hard to feel upbeat and outgoing when with the company. It prevents us from being fully present with our friends and that is hard.
Anxiety often leads to misunderstandings, for many of the reasons addressed above. Anxiety can make us irritable and moody. It isn’t us, it is the anxiety.
Therapy for anxiety can help with your work life and your relationships
We help professional adults with anxiety therapy. We have done this for over 15 years. Most importantly it is what brings us satisfaction in life. We are helpers and we are here to help you.
Just because we are professionals at helping professional adults with anxiety therapy doesn’t mean we don’t have our own anxiety. We use the same techniques we will teach you because they work.
Begin Anxiety Therapy in Washington, DC
Don’t be one of the 57% of people who don’t get their anxiety addressed. As you can see it can hurt your work life and your relationships. We aren’t your “Uh huh, tell me more” kind of therapists. We will get in there with you, teach you skills and tools, and bring out the gold standards of care that we use on ourselves.
We will even guide you through the process of getting started. Contact us for a free consultation. You can book your consultation on our website, by texting us at 202-998-ADHD (2343), or by emailing [email protected]. We offer free consultations because we want to answer your questions before we begin anxiety therapy with you or someone you know. We are your resource to make it easier, even if you don’t work with us.