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  • Ashley Harris

How to Combat Anxiety and Depression in Public Relations

For many years, public relations has been named one of the top most stressful jobs. In January, CBS News said PR was the eighth most stressful job in America. PR pros come by stress on a daily basis from handling demanding clients to creating the perfect press release. They are always on the go, which leaves little time for self-care.

For those with anxiety and depression, self-care is something that can help prevent depressive episodes and panic attacks. Self-care includes trying to find the time to check in with oneself. It is important to be able to know what the body is saying; whether it is happy, sick, depressed or anxious.

In the PR world, things can happen all at once, which means an overload of stress. Here are some tips to help get you through the day-to-day stress without leaving the office:

  • Take it one step at a time

After taking a deep breath, break down the workload into multiple tasks and focus on one thing at a time.

  • Journal throughout the day

This can help eliminate anxieties and worries before going home. This will make it easier to decompress after working eight or more hours.

  • Take a walk/exercise

Taking a five minute walk around the office or outside can increase the mood because the body releases endorphins, which cause positive feelings.

Add a comment letting us know what other ways PR pros can combat anxiety and depression in the workplace.

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