I’m Stressed at Work

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Today, we highlight the struggles people go through at their new workplaces. If you’ve ever felt lost or stressed at work, this one’s for you. Here is their story:

I recently started a new job as a recruiter in a big corporate company with no previous experience, i am only three weeks there and everyday is different. They are giving me different tasks in the HR field, so i am doing everything you can think of.

They keep bombarding me with different information so i can’t focus and my brain can’t comprehend so much stuff. My boss is a mid age lady that only wants her way, she’s not yelling when my coworker makes a mistake but she raises her voice, i don’t like that approach. 

With me she is chill but in the future i am worried that she’ll treat me the same. I am not married nor i have kids so i am rethinking my choice choosing this company. I like to sleep peacefully at night, right now i am constantly worried that I’ll make a mistake that can’t be fixed. 

Any advice, give me your tips and tricks for work stress, what should i do?

Starting a new job can be challenging, especially when it’s your first time at a new job. You should know that feeling overwhelmed is natural. This is because you are navigating uncharted waters. So, it’s okay to find it tough. These tips may see you through this situation. Check them out:

#1. Managing Information Overload

Prioritize and Organize Tasks

With different tasks coming your way, prioritization is key. Start by listing all tasks and identifying which ones are most urgent. Break down larger projects into smaller, more manageable steps. Use tools like to-do lists, planners, or digital apps to keep track of what needs to be done.

Ask for Clarification

If the information overload is becoming too much, don’t hesitate to ask your boss or coworkers for clarification. Sometimes, simply asking for a bit more explanation or a step-by-step guide can make a huge difference in understanding and managing your workload.

#2. Coping with a Difficult Boss

Set Boundaries and Communicate

While your boss is currently chill with you, it’s good to set boundaries early on. If you ever feel uncomfortable with how she communicates, address it politely. Use “I” statements to express how you feel without sounding accusatory. 

For example, “I feel a bit overwhelmed when information is given too quickly. Could we perhaps break it down?”

Seek Support from Coworkers

Build a rapport with your colleagues. Having a support system at work can help you share the load and gain insights into managing your boss’s expectations. They might have strategies that worked for them, which you can adopt.

#3. Rethinking Your Career Choice

Reflect on Your Priorities

You should consider what matters most to you in a job. If peaceful nights and a stress-free environment are high on your list, reflect on whether this current job aligns with those values.

Give Yourself Time

Remember, you’re only three weeks in. Allow yourself some time to adjust and see if things improve. Sometimes, initial chaos can settle into a more manageable routine.

 Starting a new job is always a period of adjustment. Trust that with time, you’ll find your rhythm. Take proactive steps to manage your workload, set boundaries with your boss, and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Remember, it’s okay to seek help and take care of your well-being.

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Sabrina is a former campaign manager who has decided to focus her effort to help people contact senators and get help. She leads our Editorial Team with Ronald and Lawrence to curate content and resources that help us navigate the system.

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