It’s my third day at my new job and I’m scared!
I picked things up pretty quick cause I’ve worked for a similar company before. But I’m still scared I’m going to screw something up somehow. Plus I’ve got anxiety-induced fear that people aren’t going to like me. (That’s actually a huge problem of mine, dear reader!)
But here’s how I’m going to combat this:
Most importantly, I’m going to have a good lunch and make sure I drink lots of water today. Eating and making sure I’m not dehydrated are the absolute basics of ensuring that I have a good day. Lots of protein and lots of water makes Alexi a happy camper. Or, at least, ensures I’m not ridiculously hangry the whole night. (That’s a real thing, and it sucks.)
I’m going to focus on the good things about my job, like when I do well and any perks I get today. Focusing on the positive helps me remember that they exist, and reminds me of the reasons I’m doing this to begin with.
I’m going to be as friendly as I possibly can. To customers and coworkers. If I’m nice and I do my job as well as I can, chances are people will like me more. So, hopefully, I can quell that fear by doing this.
I’m going to learn from any mistakes I make. “Mistake” is just another word for something you learned – so learn I will. Everyone makes mistakes and they’re a part of life. I’m going to try my best not to beat myself up over them. Using them as a moment to teach myself something is a much better option.
How about you?
Was there a time when you were scared about something you had to do?
What did you do to make it a success anyway?
Is there anything you would do differently?
Let me know in the comments!