12 Tips for Dealing With New Job Anxiety

Monday, March 4, 2024

If you've just started a new job, whether it's for the first time or the tenth time, you're probably feeling a little (or a lot of!) stress. There are many new tasks to learn and your boss's or co-workers' expectations may be high.

New jobs present many changes and challenges, and it's natural to feel anxiety over this. There are several things you can do to both relieve anxiety and combat its effects.

There are lots of effective things you can do to deal with stress at a new job or in any other situation that requires change and adjustment. Here are a few ideas.

Find the Source of Your Anxiety

In order to minimize anxiety about your new job, it can be helpful to start by trying to understand exactly what's causing it. Are you worried about job performance? Concerned about fitting in with new co-workers?

Strategies that can help you gain more insight into why you are stressed include journaling or talking it over with a friend. Talking to a therapist can also be a way to gain greater clarity and understanding.

Be Prepared the Night Before

You can help minimize first-day jitters by making sure you are well-prepared the night before work. Pick out what you plan to wear and lay out your outfit to help streamline your morning routine. 

Make sure that there is gas in your car, have directions for how to get to the job, and have your morning coffee and lunch ready to go. Also, try to get to work a little early the first day so you have more time to get settled and comfortable before the day begins.

Practice Your Morning Commute

If you've moved for a job or are living in a city where you will need to take public transportation, practicing your morning commute can help minimize any last-second hiccups.

Prior to your first day, head to work at the same time you expect to on your first day. This way you can get familiar with your route and traffic patterns during that time of day.

Full article @ https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-deal-with-the-stress-of-a-new-job-3144761