Even with thousands of motivation blogs available online, and dozens of people giving you career advice, there’s no denying that the thought of starting a new career or finding a different job can get you extremely anxious. You can’t help but worry about the procedure of applying for jobs, what career path you should select, and whether or not you’ll be successful in getting the job you want. Career-related anxiety can be challenging and disrupt your daily life.

However, there are some ways to manage career-related anxiety.

Cherish Small Wins

We understand that heading over to LinkedIn and seeing your peers rocking their careers can shoot your anxiety levels through the roof, but everyone has a different success criteria. Instead of comparing your career with that of the people around you, why not celebrate and cherish your own small wins?

You can celebrate learning a new skill, or getting an employee of the month award at your workplace. Doing so can boost your self-esteem and help you look for more opportunities without succumbing to career anxiety.

Ask For Support (And Accept It)

Do you know that you can get a lot of career opportunities if you look in the right places? Your close network of friends, classmates, and coworkers can inform you about new job opportunities, refer your resume for open positions or promotions, or even help you prepare for job tests and interviews. Moreover, you can also discuss ideas with your support group and accept their guidance instead of being self-reliant.

Focus on Self-care

Dealing with the ups and downs of your career can be highly frustrating, resulting in increased anxiety and stress. Therefore, we recommend being selfish and taking as many breaks and me-time as you have access to.

Career experts suggest doing something relaxing after every tough day to keep yourself grounded. For instance, you can go to bed early and sleep in for an extra hour or run yourself a bath to relax your mind and body. It’s essential to take care of yourself if you want to stop being anxious about your career all the time.

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Consider Hypnotherapy

If none of these tips work and you still get jitters every time you attend a work meeting or give a job interview, we have another effective anxiety treatment option. At Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples, our certified clinical hypnotherapists conduct one-on-one sessions for anxiety therapy Naples, FL. These sessions will help you focus your subconscious on positive things in your career.

Book a session with us today.

Written by

Peter Williams CHt. CHI