Professional development within the workplace involves education and learning to achieve or maintain a professional credential. Often adapting to new knowledge within the workplace and taking on additional responsibilities, results in an increased level of stress for most individuals – especially when starting a new role. Learning skills to manage your stress in a more effective way is fundamental, especially when feeling overwhelmed.
It can be hard to wind down at the end of the day. It is not uncommon to find the mind overthinking and worrying excessively about workplace difficulties or jumping to conclusions. Individuals in this overwhelmed and anxious state often find their mind thinking up ways to get out of the role – avoiding tasks and procrastination. Perhaps the ‘inner-critic’ is activated – sounding a lot like the “not good enough story”.
Excessive stress occurs when you perceive a lack of your own ability, resources and/or support to cope with the stress and demands in your life. This can impact on a number of other areas in life including sleep, leisure time, interpersonal relationships as well as mood, just to name a few.
You may benefit from additional support in the following areas:
> Professional- and self-development needs
> Improving wellbeing and self-care
> Difficulty within the workplace
> Doubting skills or level of competency or perhaps worth within your internship role impacting your experience
> Perfectionism and setting unattainable standards resulting in increased stress and anxiety among other symptoms
> Job or study dissatisfaction
> Feeling of being trapped and feeling increased uncertainty on how to make a change
> Stress, burn-out or inability to switch off
> Struggling from an overactive mind at night due to finishing late with clients or work in general
> Life transitions and adjustment difficulties in a new role
> Emotional difficulties and feeling exhausted in your role
> Difficulty getting to sleep or disrupted sleep
> Panic attacks and anxiety within the workplace