Reduce Anxiety and Increase Productivity in your New Role

Published on April 6, 2018 | By Aaron Barnes

The first week in your new job can be stressful! Here’s how to reduce the anxiety and maximise your involvement.

It’s not uncommon to feel like you’re in deep water when approaching a new tight nit community and trying to fit in. There are the occasional social chameleons that thrive in these situations, but for most it is daunting to say the least.

Here are four easily applied steps to change everything.


Know your job specs inside and out

You are there for a reason, so know what needs to be done and make sure you execute it daily. Nothing creates a sense of belonging like results.

But even more so it reduces the feeling of not knowing what to do by filling in the thought gaps in your head and keeps you continuously busy.


Organisation cures everything!

The methodical approach to moving forward in not just the working situation, but the social situations is too jot the thoughts down that are rushing through your head.

Use this to create an actionable plan, so it is not a hit and miss situation, more a blue print for the evolution of you into a successful social butterfly.


Take notes

Your brain is going to be bombarded with information with every passing minute, it’s easy in the situation to assume you’ll remember it all… Chances of actually remembering it?

Who do you think will fit in better with in a new community, someone who has to ask how to complete the same task 10 times? Or the worker that gets their head down and completes the task after only being told how to once?

The latter of course! Take notes!


You know you best

Individuals have their own sources of comfort, for most it is music…

If you get overwhelmed take a step back, put on on ‘heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez’ and I promise you, you’ll be in a much better place.

(Not whilst you’re working obviously, counter productivity is your enemy!)