As you enter the working world here are four points to consider:
1) There is an adjustment period that goes along with entering the workforce. There are two parts to this. One is to learn the work itself. It can take some time to
develop an understanding and an expertise in the work that you are being asked to
do. The second part is to adjust to the schedule of work and to create routines that
support your new lifestyle.
2) The structure and time period of work and school are so different. In college you
might have had time for a variety of classes and extracurriculars. Now you’ll be
spending a lot of time at work on one specific area. This doesn’t mean your life
dies. It does mean you might want to pick your top interests and keep them
present, while letting the others lie dormant for a little while as you adjust and get
comfortable with your new routine.
3) It can be annoyingly tiring just learning a company’s file folders and login
systems. Input comforting and rejuvenating activities into this time. Right when
you start a new job is probably not the best time to embark on a ton of other new
endeavors. Focus on getting enough sleep, eating well, working out, and keeping
in touch with friends and family. Be kind to yourself. In my experience it takes a
good two to three years at a job to really get it down.
4) Life for our generation can be more transient. We’re more likely to get married at a later age. This means we have a lot more freedom to move around for jobs or graduate school. As a result of this we may endure more breakups and heartache. Know that big changes like moving or ending a relationship do take time and energy to handle.