Satish, a new sales executive in a reputed organization is eager on doing well in his first job. He is working hard, honing his interpersonal skills and listening to the advice of his seniors and bosses. He reaches office on time and takes his lunch break as scheduled. He accompanies his seniors to attend client meetings and so far, all is well for him!
After working for 3 weeks, his company announces a massive marketing campaign for a new product next month. The marketing team of the organization needs to step in to conduct consumer awareness programs and help the sales team to attain targets. Satish is roped in for the project and is given a sales target of 200 sales in the first two months of the product launch. This is Satish’s first major job assignment, however, the sales target of 200 in the first two months seems tough. He feels the pressure and is completely lost on where to start
Pressure as a New Joiner- Flee or Fight?
Satish is not alone! There are hundreds of new joiners working in different organizations who feel this pressure daily. No matter where you work, you will always be stressed with pressure in the form of a situation, co-worker or boss. Experienced employees in organizations pick up with time the skills of managing this pressure but what about a new joiner? How should he or she handle this pressure and yet be successful in the workplace?
Our team of career specialists give you 3 proven techniques on how you should handle pressure at the workplace and emerge victorious at combating stress today and forever.
3 Proven Techniques To Bid Adieu To Pressure at The Workplace
Identify the Stressor
Pressure starts with a stressor. Do some introspection and identify what is stressing you out. Keep a journal at your desk. The stressor may be a situation or it may be a person. Write down how you feel, your emotions and reactions when confronted with the stressor. Record them daily. This will help you to identify repetitive patterns that set you off.
When you are stressed, you lose clarity of thoughts. Negative thoughts lead to negative patterns. If you do not arrest these thoughts you are bound to land up in big trouble soon. Practice deep breathing. Take deep breaths from your belly and slowly release them through your nose. You can repeat this 10-15 times. This simple exercise can also be done when you are sitting at your work desk. You will be surprised at how this simple technique can bring back your optimistic side again. You do not see the stress as a problem anymore. You see it as a challenge that you now are determined to win.
Yes, daily exercise helps. It releases the feel-good hormones called endorphins in the body. You feel energetic and are not bogged down by disappointing patterns. Exercise does not mean that you need to hit a gym. You can do simple exercises like walking, jogging, bicycle, swimming etc. Ensure you have at least 30 minutes to 1 hour of physical activity in your daily routine. This combats the stress hormone called cortisol in your body and prevents you from falling physically or mentally ill.
As a new joiner, you do not have to be a victim of pressure. No matter where you go today and in the future, the corporate world will have pressure. Learn to live with it and combat the stress associated with it. The attitude here is to step outside your comfort zone. You never know when pushing the limits can bring you face-to-face with a great achievement. So, welcome the pressure not as a problem but as a challenge that you can overcome. In the corporate world, this winning approach will push you towards anything difficult. You might fumble once or twice, however, do not quit. You are born to win and succeed, so do not worry-all the best!