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Working from home may bring a new kind of anxiety

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 11:17:51-05

Working from home may have us feeling like we need to make sure our managers know we are working.

We may experience work-related anxiety from other things like thinking people are judging our homes in video conferences or being paranoid about why our e-mails and messages are going unanswered.

Experts say it's normal to experience these feelings since office interactions and dynamics have changed.

"People don't have as much of an opportunity to have social interactions with their colleagues. There's no water cooler when you're doing Zoom meetings. At the same time, since we are less likely to have those social interactions, they're sort of less grease on the wheels. So they're grinding against each other a little bit more." says Dr. David Rosmarin, Founder of the Center For Anxiety.

That's why doctor Rosmarin says social interactions are important.

That can include things like virtual happy hours or even just a casual video conference hangout group.