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Anxious 9 to 5: How to Beat Worry, Stop Second-Guessing Yourself, & Work with Confidenceby Larina Kase
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Do you come to work wound-up and anxious, never quite able to calm down? Do pressing deadlines and a constant sense of urgency make you feel as if you just can't get ahead? Do you feel distracted and unable to focus throughout the day? Before you know it, you're spending sleepless nights worrying about what on-the-job disasters tomorrow will bring. Anxiety in the workplace is serious and can hold you back from achieving the success you deserve, despite how hard you work. Anxious 9 to 5 offers simple and effective techniques to get your workplace anxiety under control once and for all so you can enjoy work and be more productive.
First, you'll learn how anxiety develops in the workplace and, more importantly, how to stop it before it gets the best of you. After that, you're in control: customize the book's powerful exercises and self-evaluations to target your own personal workplace anxieties. In no time, you'll move past your obstacles and begin building confidence, focus, and a successful and fulfilling career-one day at a time.
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Anxiety in the workplace is a serious and epidemic problem and one that takes on many forms. We often praise someone as a perfectionist when he or she is a careful and detail-oriented worker, but in fact perfectionistic inclinations in our very fallible world often lead to paralyzing anxiety on the job. Combine fear of failure and a tendency to procrastinate with perfectionism and you have a recipe for a nerve-wracking and joyless workday. But anxiety on the job can be overcome with the right advice. In this book, a psychologist who is also a seasoned businessperson offers tips for transforming workplace anxiety into productivity-promoting peace of mind. Readers begin by learning how anxiety develops in the workplace. Then they find out what they can do about it: With a series of exercises, self-evaluations, and worksheets, readers can learn to use basic cognitive behavioral techniques to decrease feelings of anxiety and build confidence, focus, and career success.
A psychologist specializing in anxiety and stress in the workplace offers this collection of self-help solutions to perfectionism, fear of failure, and procrastination—techniques that can transform on-the-job anxiety into enjoyment and success in the workplace.
In this book, a psychologist who is also a seasoned businessperson offers tips for transforming workplace anxiety into productivity-promoting peace of mind.
About the Author
Larina Kase, PsyD, MBA, is a psychologist and business coach specializing in the reduction of anxiety and stress in the workplace. She worked with the renowned Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. As
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In today's competitive world, many people suffer from social anxiety and fear of failure in the workplace. With women entering the workforce at record rates, they are increasingly more prone to experience anxiety and worry in this arena. Luckily, Anxious 9 to 5 provides a number of clear and simple solutions for each type of work—related anxiety problem. Full of wonderful real—life scenarios and examples, this book is certain to help many people who struggle with worries, fears, and doubts in the workplace.
—Holly Hazlett—Stevens, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and author of Women Who Worry Too Much
If you want to make your life less complicated, less stress—ridden, and be able to maximize your full potential, then read this book.
—Bob Losyk, professional speaker and author of Get a Grip! Overcoming Stress and hriving in the Workplace
Most people spend at least forty hours of their week at work. For people who have difficulties with anxiety, many more hours per week are spent worrying about work. There is no doubt that this kind of anxiety and worry interfere not only in work performance, but also in overall quality of life. Kase's book is a fantastic resource for anyone who is 'anxious nine to five.' The book is highly readable and includes a good dose of humor. Kase uses established cognitive behavioral techniques, best illustrated in the coaching points included in each chapter. These clear, concise activities help readers conceptualize their anxiety problems and effectively beat them. There is no doubt that readers who follow Kase's valuable advice will see an improvement in their work life and in their overall sense of well—being and happiness.
—Deborah Roth Ledley, Ph.D., associate director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University and author of Making Cognitive—Behavioral Therapy Work and Improving Outcomes and Preventing Relapse in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Anyone with anxiety about his or her work who reads this book and applies Kase's coaching tips will be able to see fast results.
—Cindy Cashman, million—selling author and founder of www.cindycashman.com
Kase has put together an excellent resource for the millions of us who experience anxiety in the workplace. She usefully distinguishes between anxiety and stress and helps us deal with each through her down—to—earth, common—sense, yet scientifically—based approach. Her book brings anxiety in the workplace into focus and then helps us confront it with her many concrete, practical, and useful coaching tips. We would all do well to implements her teachings.
—Richard G. Heimberg, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic at Temple University
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