If you are attempting to find some strategies on how to deal with starting new job anxiety, then you will find it Love This article.
An effective and well-respected manager of a large company opens his own business and abruptly loses his confidence because he’s not backed by a widely known company. Others change their profession and feel as if they’re starting over. The next one was promoted and did not understand why he was abruptly afraid he would not be capable to cope if the scope of his duties did not change much.
How to make it so that we can confidently use our own resources and skills in new situations? This is the best way: convince your frightened mind that this change is not a revolution, but a transfer of skills. In twenty small steps, it is possible for anyone in an identical situation.
How to Overcome Anxiety Starting a New Job:
1. Make an appointment with yourself.
Book at least half a day of free time without anything urgent or important. Make sure you can really focus on yourself. Do a massage first or run to start the task in a relaxed state. You will need some cards and pens.
2. See what happened now.
Start by looking at your current situation. What emotions do you feel about the change you are facing? What are your doubts? What gives you energy? What makes you happy, what makes you uncomfortable? Be honest with yourself – the more thoroughly you can answer these questions, the better you’ll choose how to support yourself in the transfer that awaits you.
Then, as you become aware of your emotions, write down your current need for change and plan how to meet it effectively. For example, as you move from job to job, you can determine the level of economic security you need to feel safe and secure.
3. Increase the change in your imagination.
Usually we subconsciously create pictures of what we will experience when we move from one job or role to another. Now you have the opportunity to bring the unconscious into awareness and promote changes in thoughts leading to less fear and more joy. What images pop into your head when you consider the challenges ahead? Think about how you can make it less burdensome.
For example, when I believe of a promotion ahead of me, I see myself as a bomb squad in a minefield because something new, unknown is waiting for me at every step, something that can be dangerous, and that I must all the time be alert and tense. Mitigating the challenge of change could be the following in mind: I imagine a sapper turning into a researcher in an orange grove full of interesting plant species, someone who enjoys discovering new things.
4. Reach deep values.
It’s not hard to make decisions when you know your values. Connecting with who you are deep down will offer you support. This is the basis of your transfer. Write down everything that’s important to you in life. Not just at work, but in every area of life. For example: having an adventure, facing challenges, building relationships with loved ones, feeling safe.
Having support in your values, you’ll feel more strongly why you’re making changes. This will offer you motivation and perhaps even wings. Imagine that you became what you’ll become. Someone who lives by his values and believes that by bringing his true self into the world and the lives of others, he’s giving away the most precious treasure.
5. Ask yourself important questions.
Especially now, listen carefully to your inner voice, your doubts, hopes, plans. Pay attention to the questions that arise, for example: what do I need to be capable to enjoy this change? How much time do I want to devote to work? What minimum income will satisfy me? How will I support myself? Give yourself time to hear your own answer. This is a way that removes doubt from my mind.
6. Review resources.
It’s time to look at the resources you use in your current workplace, pay attention to your skills, attitude, energy, emotions and more. Making a list like that’s a cure for the fear of failure!
7. Meet people who see potential in you
Ask them for feedback on your strengths and resources that you’re using now and that you’re going to be capable to use in a new place. Meeting friendly people will also help you overcome your natural fear of being rejected by others. Usually, when we make significant changes, we get feedback from parts of our environment that encourage us to stay in the same place. Therefore, surround yourself with people who love what you do.
8. Observe and gather information about your new job or role.
Did you get promoted? Take a look at others who have been promoted. What challenges did they face, what support did they receive? Starting your own business? Find amongst your friends or at industry meetings those who do. Talk to people who are already where you’re going, ask about challenges, secrets to their success, ask for tips. You do not need to break open doors.
9. Surround yourself with people who are already doing what you will do.
Make sure you perceive your new role as something natural that has been around for a long time, done by many people. In this way, your mind will also begin to treat it as natural, and you’ll soon get the hang of it.
10. Find a mentor.
Who would you like to do best in the world, or best in town? Ask this person to be your mentor. Organize the meeting and prepare yourself well by writing down the questions you want to ask. Maybe you want to take the opportunity to take part in someone’s work and observe their natural environment?
11. Create an action plan.
What do you want to do on the first day of your new job, what in the first week and what in the first month. Write it down in concrete steps, stages. Make sure you find joy and relief in it, not a sense of obligation and overwhelm. This action plan will offer you the confidence to obviously define what you want to do.
12. Set yourself a trial period.
When we make changes, it can be a burden to think that we cannot be wrong because we chose something to live for. It does not must be like this! Approach change as a laboratory experiment: your goal is to see if it is for you at all. How do you know if you have never tried it before?
It’s natural that you do not want to make mistakes, but assuming that you have the right choice is a fallacy in thinking – every choice will be good, because everybody will tell you the reality about what it’s you actually want. Therefore, consider how much time you need to check whether the new role is for you, whether it brings you joy, satisfaction, the feeling that you’re doing something reasonable.
13. Go ahead.
Take the first step, preferably before the change (you could, for example, do some new work beforehand).
14. Give yourself the right to make mistakes.
No one can give it to you except you. You can go against the law of nature that says that when you do something for the first time, you learn dozens and sometimes hundreds of ways that do not work, or accept them and discover them with curiosity.
15. Track and record your own progress.
By naming what you do, what you do well, who you became, you add energy, motivation, and inspiration to your next endeavor. At first, when you go to a new client, your hands and voice tremble, you feel that you don’t have anything of value to give, that you just want to earn money, and now, at the fifteenth meeting, you realize that you presented your proposal with confidence and feel that you have something of value to offer? Bravo! Pay attention to this, name it, give yourself credit, feel proud!
16. Write down the slightest success!
Sometimes in the heat of work we waste time on it but it is essential! The more attention you pay to what you do well, the more your image of competence and confidence grows in your mind. This is a priceless resource, do not give up, declare yourself out of time.
17. Use your support.
Share what you’re going through with your loved ones, tell them about the challenges you face. Find friendly people to talk to in person. This will offer you the feeling that you’re not alone. In addition, it will help relieve natural stress and tension in such situations. Find the support that works best for you.
18. Manage your energy consciously.
If change requires lots of energy from you and is challenging, give yourself equally strong support for each character you need: for example, come more often to massages, run to release tension, talk to loved ones about what you’re going through. Use training sessions or development workshops.
19. Reward yourself.
After all, that’s the essence of this change, so that you’re happy, so that you can experience satisfaction, so that you can use your creativity and commitment to the fullest. Every small success, every inner victory, let it be noticed and appreciated by you: an inner smile, a gift to yourself, pleasure. You are the hero who dared to enter the way of the unknown, despite the results he won himself: fear of failure, inner limitations, uncertainty. You are entitled to a prize.
20. Build a foundation for new transfers.
Once you are well settled in your new role, in a new position, it’s worth starting to prepare the groundwork for your next transfer – establish your identity irrespective of this particular position, scope of work or role and continually remember of, name and write down the resources you growing, including skills, values that crystallize, a growing mission in life. The time you spend on it is a priceless investment in building internal confidence.
I want to thank you for taking the time to read my article on how to overcome the fear of failure at work. I actually hope that its content has been of good help to you.