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Offline Radiant_Nebula

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« on: June 28, 2014, 08:45:13 PM »
Hi everyone!
I am a fairly recent graduate who just got her first 'real' job and I am incredibly nervous. I have always had social anxiety so dealing with people on a daily basis like this is mildly terrifying. I will be a secretary so its not like the job is rocket science but I'm still nervous about what will happen on Monday. Any advice or stories that may help?
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Re: New Job
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 09:49:26 PM »
i have pretty bad social anxiety around people i know, but strangers i like bc i know i will never see them again or not as often and will forget anything embarrassing i said, did, or looked.

But anyways i went back to work after not working for a yr bc of school and was so nervous, and i never use to be as nervous or anxious till i started graduate school. I feel graduate school lowered my self esteem bc i compared my self to others and felt that others were better,smarter and prettier than me, etc.

And well anyways back to my job, i made sure to wake up early and gave myself plenty of time, in case i started to have a panic attack so i could calm myself down before going in. Once i got there I  just jumped in and started with my work and not talking to my coworkers, bc i felt my coworkers would see how nervous i was. The more i interacted with strangers, the better i got. I just kept moving around bc the more i did that the less i thought about being nervous around my coworkers.  But as the days went by, it got easier and easier. I practiced affirmations, wrote in my journal achievements i made through out the day,prayed, and drank my calming tea, so i could wake up less stressed or anxious the next morning.

Good luck, i like the shyness and social anxiety workbook. I feel this has helped a lot, i also recommend buying any of these type books in actual paperback and not kindle so you can write in it and make copies of exercises.
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