Friday, 11 March 2022 19:07 : How to Not Become Overwhelmed when Starting a New Job

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You are happy you have landed that job you wished for so much. But if you are a little anxious person (and most of us are), you probably will start to think about the next stressful thing – your first day at a new work.

Many things can go wrong, you might embarrass yourself a few times and it will take several weeks or maybe a month or two before you get used to everything. We understand this uncomfortable period and we’d like to give you some advice on how to make it a little less difficult.

Stick to the basics

The most important thing is to take care of yourself when going through tough times. So, get enough sleep, eat balanced diet, drink a lot of water and exercise (that might also help to take your mind off your work tasks). It sounds easy and very self-evident, but most of us fail to do those things every day. Also, some pleasant and relaxing hobby to do in your free time can help to unwind - job posting.

Listen, ask and get better

When you are on the job, focus very intensively. Listen what your co-workers or seniors tell you and try to remember as much as you can. When you don’t understand something, always ask right away because it is much harder to figure it out by yourself later. Being shy about asking questions can even lead to you making some mistakes. Generally, try to avoid unnecessary ones, but don’t expect you won’t make any at all. When that moment comes, don’t feel overly ashamed, act humbly, apologize and go on.

Take it easy in other areas of your life

This is not a good time for setting goals or being ambitious in your personal life. So if you are planning to run a marathon or write a book sometimes in the future, we recommend you wait at least six months before you start working on that. Because burn-out is quite common thing these days and it is much harder to recuperate than completely avoid it.