06 Dec

6 December 2023

Change and transition can be challenging. It might cause significant stress regarding your social, emotional, intellectual, and even practical life. Transitions do not have to be frightening times that make us want to flee, whether moving into a new career or something else entirely.

Denying that change is happening is the worst thing you can do for yourself. It is always best to accept it sooner. You have to try your hardest to welcome and accept these changes. Instead of viewing this as a bad thing, consider it a chance for learning and personal development. What can you do to make the transition work and set your career off to a good start?

Change is inevitable

Change is said to be the only thing that is constant in life. Remember that you can do it again since you have learned to adjust to changes in the past. It’s no different adjusting to the changes that accompany beginning a new chapter in your life or a new career. As you prepare to start the next chapter of your life, remember that you are more flexible than you may have thought. Recognize that these are temporary adjustments; you will soon get used to your new routine and appreciate your new life.

Don’t be intimidated

Despite what the general public believes, intimidation is a normal emotion. People experience more intimacy in life than they would like to acknowledge regularly. The workplace is an entirely different ball game. You may encounter people who are significantly older, wiser, and occupy far more senior roles than you. Consider this a learning opportunity rather than something to be afraid of.

Connect and network

Creating a connection in your new environment is the easiest method to foster a smooth transition. This may be accomplished easily by developing real connections and partnerships. This is not to say that you have to push things, but you may be surprised to see that having a colleague or two with whom you can connect and share can help you see the change in a different light. Additionally, it helps establish a comfortable and safe environment for yourself.

Give yourself a break

The last thing you need is to put undue strain on yourself and be harsh with yourself. Breathe and relax. You’re doing fairly well. Give yourself grace; don’t expect to grasp everything the first time you do something. Even managers and supervisors who appear to have their lives and careers under control were once entry-level workers who had to work their way up to the top. Everyone has to start somewhere.

The world of work can be scary but also fun and fulfilling. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Take it one step at a time. Take any challenge you come across as a learning curve and always draw some positive insights from the situation.

Ref: www.careerwise.co.za                                                         www.uasa.org.za


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