I have an interview today, and I was given a tip to write out the things in your control and what’s not in your control before anything where you may be nervous. It does help significantly for me, it seems strange to begin, but it helps especially if you’re the type of person who wants/needs a plan for everything to make whatever the situation more manageable. It also helps to get some questions out that may be asked or practice what you can say, hopefully leaving a positive impression without bragging or being too reserved. I thought of this while making my list and figured it’s worth a share.
Being nervous about meeting people you dont know is ok, but it’s good to push past it as it can lead to good friends and opportunities.
Doing what is possible for the day and remember some days are easier than others.
Every day brings its own challenges, sometimes, they can be big or small, and you can ask if you need help.
Some people will paint your experience with what they see/know, and you may not be able to change their mind from what they have convinced themselves that something’s happening (even if it’s not remotely close).
People may never understand you, be it the way you think, do certain things or how you want things.
Keeping an open mind while going into something with a plan can bring benefits and some good surprises.
Try to go beyond your comfort zone; you may find out something new and exciting while exploring.
While others’ opinions may be good for interviews and such, no matter the outcome, it does not reflect on you.
You are who you are, you may change over the years, but at the end of the day, you are the one whose opinion matters most.
Your happiness matters more than others’ opinions on what’s happening in your life/head; if someone voices them and it’s not helpful, you can smile and ignore the advice, say thank you and pretend it never happened, or you can say “thank you, your opinion is noted”.
As Joey Tribbiani once said, it’s a moo point; no one knows your mind/body/feelings like yourself, so you dont have to listen if someone ignores boundaries and wants to press where their nose doesn’t belong.
Anywho thats all I have for today; im off to get ready for the interview. Doing this and the list helped to lower my anxiety and nerves. I hope you’re having a wonderful day and enjoy the double posts!
Till Next Time,
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