A New Chapter

I have had A LOT going on the past month. All within a couple weeks, I graduated from my Master’s program, took and passed my medical boards, moved across the country and started a new adult job! To say I am a little overwhelmed is an understatement.

Even though I am excited about these new opportunities, I find them really challenging and overwhelming. I am so anxious about being in a new place without my friends or family and starting a really important new job. I eventually know that I will make friends and catch on to my job, but right now I am anxious and frustrated.

I am someone who is organized and I like to plan things out. It is hard for me to not feel a little overwhelmed when I am outside my comfort zone. I don’t know where I am going when I need to go to the grocery store, the bank or even work some days. These little things can cause me a lot of unwanted anxiety and it has been building up. I have been trying a couple things in my daily routine to help slow myself down and not feel so overwhelmed.

I have been trying to focus on every single day and the tasks I need to do that day. That little change has helped me not get too overwhelmed about the things I need to do in the future. I have also tried just spending time relaxing with myself and away from my phone and computer. This has also helped me relax a little when I am feeling stressed out.

Does anyone else have any advice on how to adjust to moving really far from your friends and family and starting a new job all in a couple days?

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