Fun fact: venting to your colleagues helps with your mental health!
A study shows that complaining and venting to your colleagues helps you not only to bond with them, but to cope with your anxiety and process your feelings. Win-win!
Pouthier, V. (2017). Griping and Joking as Identification Rituals and Tools for Engagement
in Cross-Boundary Team Meetings. Organization Studies. Vol. 38(6) 753–774. DOI: 10.1177/0170840616685358
We say yes to normalise seeking therapy
A professional therapist can also be a great resource when it comes to reducing your anxiety. When you talk about your feelings, stressors with a therapist, it helps you to work through your emotions in a safe environment. You can try BRB’s 1:1 anonymous therapy session with one of our certified therapists. Our sessions are kept confidential and private.
“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” —Walter Anderson
Talking about what’s weighing on your heart and mind is part of the healing and growth process.
“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” — Fred Rogers
Try out these anxiety reduction strategies that are clinically based and peer reviewed.
People who reach out and share with others often report a greater sense of purposefulness and positivity. Research shows that connecting with others on a daily basis, like forming friendships in our BRB community, will help you to function emotionally and mentally well.
Try to text or call someone and share what’s on your mind.
Liu, P. J., Rim, S., Min, L., & Min, K. E. (2022). The surprise of reaching out: Appreciated more than we think. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000402
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