Take some deep breaths, and open your mind to think about different possibilities.
Think first about the actual aspects of this individual that give you anxiety.
Dealing with difficult people is much harder if the individual is publicly undermining your professional credibility or attacking you personally like a bully. Do you have a coworker who talks over you at meetings, who regularly criticizes your performance, and steals credit for your work?
If you answer yes to these questions, chances are that you’re one of 54 million Americans who has been targeted by a bully at work.
So how you should handle a tricky colleague like this?
I find that I have trouble speaking my mind and behaving with confidence even though I’m the one with expertise. A: Establish your inner confidence and understand precisely what behaviors cause you to feel daunted in order to overcome this.
The inner game Settle into a reflective state of mind, setting aside some time to think this through.
Developing close friendships can also have a powerful impact on your physical health.
Lack of social connection can be as damaging as smoking, drinking too much, or leading a sedentary lifestyle. A recent Swedish study found that, along with physical activity, maintaining a rich network of friends can add significant years to your life.