Morra Aarons-Mele on Managing Your Emotional Well-being During the Workday

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Anxiety can be short-lived and situational or it can last for years and just be part of who you are. In this expert insights course featuring author and host of the podcast, The Anxious Achiever, Morra Aarons-Mele, outlines ways to lead with both authority and strength when you're feeling anxious.


  • Acquire insights on dealing with anxiety.
    Acquire insights on ways to manage and channel anxiety.
    Acquire insights on identifying emotional reactions.
    Acquire insights on understanding what triggers anxiety.
    Acquire insights on how to stop the mental spiral of anxiety.
  • Acquire insights on building a professional network from home.
    Acquire insights on identifying your whole-body reactions to stress.
    Acquire insights on how breathing can help avoid a physiological anxiety reaction.
    Acquire insights on how to avoid being drained from working remotely.
    Acquire insights on balancing between being authentic and revealing too much.


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    1.  Dealing with Anxiety
    3m 43s
    Anxiety disorders - the fear of the future and what it might bring - are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults. Anxiety can be short-lived and situational or it can last for years and just be part of who you are. Find out how to lead with authority and strength when you feel anxious. FREE ACCESS
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    2.  Uncover Ways to Manage and Channel Anxiety
    3m 37s
    Although it's normal to feel anxiety, it becomes a problem when it causes us to avoid important tasks, fear taking chances that would help us advance, or focus on perfection and overwork to avoid bad feelings. Find out how to better manage and channel feelings of anxiety. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Identifying Emotional Reactions
    1m 37s
    We all react to emotional triggers, and these can really affect our workday. That's why it's important to practice identifying your emotional reactions and what sets them off. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Understanding What Triggers Anxiety
    2m 24s
    Although many of us think we know what makes us anxious or stressed at work, what actually triggers us is often much more specific and surprisingly small. We all react emotionally to specific triggers at work, and it's important to become aware of how you react. The objective should be to move from unconsciously feeling anxiety and reacting on autopilot to understanding what triggers it and managing how you respond. Find out more about how to do this. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Stop the Mental Spiral of Anxiety
    2m 18s
    When you feel so anxious that even the smallest task feels overwhelming, it can be easy to avoid your work so that you can avoid negative feelings. However, if being mired in anxiety has you avoiding your work, it's important to do something so that you can feel effective quickly. Learn how to keep working by building momentum and motivation for bigger tasks ahead. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Building a Professional Network from Home
    1m 19s
    Even people who hate conferences, meet-ups, or other professional gatherings might be missing connecting with colleagues and building relationships. It is, though, possible to create an amazing professional network while staying home. Find out about the '10 touches' strategy. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Identify Your Whole-Body Reactions to Stress
    2m 4s
    Many of us react to stress by working harder, holding ourselves to an impossibly high standard, or trying to control things that are out of our control. But doing this just directs the stress into our bodies in the form of a headache or body ache. By learning how your body absorbs stress and anxiety, you can get to the root of the problem. Learn how to identify whole-body reactions to stress. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Breathing Can Help Avoid a Physiological Anxiety Reaction
    2m 47s
    Belly breathing is a great way to reduce stress or anxiety because it calms your nerves, increases your focus, and relaxes your body. Deepening your breathing is a classic method for fending off a physiological anxiety reaction. Find out about the importance of deep breathing. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Avoid Being Drained from Working Remotely
    2m 37s
    Remote working can be draining. When we're working remotely, many of our natural energy boosts, rituals and breaks that we incorporate into a normal workday just aren't present. We are expending a lot of energy during the day - especially if we're on a lot of video conference calls or constantly responding to messages - but we aren't getting back good energy from colleagues. Find out how to create good rituals and take care of yourself when working remotely. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  The Balance Between Authenticity and Revealing Too Much
    2m 28s
    Everyone needs to find their own balance between being honest about their anxieties and scaring or unmooring colleagues. In today's world, you may feel so uncomfortable and distracted by outside forces that it could just feel right to talk about it. However, anxiety is contagious and leaders set the emotional tone of the room, so consider what you want to reveal about how you're feeling. Learn more about identifying the balance between authenticity and revealing too much. FREE ACCESS


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