Are you leaving the world of student life? Have you recently graduated? Are you beginning your next steps into adulthood? If the answer is yes, we’re here to help.
At Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, we know that change can often affect our mental health due to uncertainty, fear, and new or disrupted routines. Resistance to changes in our life can also lead to frustration and a sense of loss of control, even more so when you’re transitioning from student life into working full time.
Here are 5 top tips for transitioning into the working world:
Embrace Change: As you step out of the student lifestyle and into the workplace, accepting that everything is going to change is key. While you might have some work experience, remember, the full-time working world is a whole new adventure. But fear not, change is a positive force, presenting numerous opportunities to kick-start your career and open doors you never knew existed.
Be open-minded: Embrace acceptance and openness hand in hand. Sure, there might be some challenges in the working environment, much like in life, but being open-minded and adept at overcoming obstacles is a skill worth evolving. It’s your chance to grow and flourish in a dynamic and rewarding setting.
Have patience: Finding the right opportunities and launching your career requires patience. Not every presented opportunity might be your perfect fit, but understanding that the best-suited ones are worth waiting for is crucial. You might face challenges and overlooked moments, but your resilience will positively impact your overall mental health and wellbeing.
Embrace new beginnings: Feeling a bit intimidated by the prospect of starting a new job is natural, but remember, you’re not alone. Everyone has experienced this at some point in their lives. Knowing this creates an instant connection with your co-workers making the transition smoother.
Time management: Acknowledge that your free time might not be as abundant as it was during your student days. While it may seem a lot different to what you are used to, this shift offers a fresh perspective on how to prioritise and manage your time effectively, leading to better work-life balance.
Remember, change might seem daunting, but don’t worry; it’s not as bad as it may seem. If you ever find yourself struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, know that we are here for you.