How to know when your anxiety is affecting your work.

There are a lot of people out there unemployed, and a lot of them have been having trouble finding work (which is anxiety inducing as it stands). However, there are some of us out there who are still working, and the situation can be tense. Some are concerned about their job and how they’re going to keep it. Some fear getting the boss angry, because that one day could be their last.

Here are some surefire ways to know that anxiety is getting the better of you at your job:

1. You work extra hours when your boss asks, because you don’t want him/her to get upset and fire you.

2. Simple tasks seem that much more difficult, because you’re worried that if you get it wrong, you could get fired.

3. The company downsizes, so as a result, you have to do someone else’s job and your own. If you don’t have enough time to do this, you’re having trouble finding the time to do all the work you’re supposed to do.

4. When you go home, you can’t stop thinking about work. Its there with you when you wake up, and there with you in the wee hours of the morning, keeping you from sleeping.

Sound familiar? Have I missed something? Is there soemthing at your job that is causing you anxiety that is not listed above? Comments welcome!