Other people’s anxiety can rub off on us or we ‘catch’ it from them. We can find ourselves doing a task in a rush or feeling overwhelmed by something because someone else is anxious about that task or they want it done quickly.
Ask yourself whether the anxiety you are feeling is yours or whether you have picked it up from someone else. It is a good idea to put this kind of anxiety down or try to avoid accepting it in the first place. You can visualise what their anxiety looks like and visualise putting it down somewhere where it cannot affect you such as on a shelf or in a box. Or you can try physically shaking it off and down your arms until it falls away from you.