As this time of year comes to a close, many millennial women are trying to prepare for the next step in 2020.
Setting goals is the only way to go about doing this. However, if you don’t set realistic goals, and instead set stress inducing goals or don’t know how to reduce the stress that might interfere with you meeting those goals, you set yourself up for failure.
Therefore, I recommend not only planning for success, but planning to reduce failure as well. Here are a few tips to assist you:
Young millenial women should carefully monitor their exposure and engagement with social media to reduce their stress levels because of the temptation to compare their lives with others.
Millennials often find themselves looking at the positive post of others and assume that these images reflect the whole lifestyle of others when in reality, they only capture their positive moments. Instinctively, millennials compare these seemingly perfect images of others, to their own lives. This added stress can be very discouraging, and aid against young millennials reaching their goals. Be careful to keep into perspective that social media is just that – media that’s social. Most of it is not an accurate reflection of how people are living their day-to-day lives.
Set realistic expectations regarding your lack of work experience. Lack of work experience produces additional stress on young millenials, as often times young professionals are taken less seriously and are under more scrutiny within the work environment. Don’t assume that just because you don’t have a lot of work experience, that you can’t achieve your higher work related goals. It is important to understand that this is only a season for you, and that learning is a part of growing. You will make mistakes, but think positively so that you can be open to receiving the lessons learned from the mistakes.
While setting goals, young millenial women should find time to do things that they enjoy. With such a strong interest in trying to move up in the professional world, young professionals have a tendency to overlook their need to do things that they enjoy because they’re so focused on the goals they are trying to achieve. Lifestyles that require all work and no play, stifle people and cause them to feel more anxious and stressed.
Find creative outlets. By finding creative outlets, young professionals can release endorphins associated with anxiety and find more meaning and fulfillment within their lives. I recommend checking our bookstore for a variety of journals and adult coloring books that you could use to achieve this.
If you would like help to support you as you try to meet your work related goals for 2020, schedule your free 15 minute consultation today.