For some reason, things are not going well at your travel assignment. It could be the expectations of the job, a poor manager, friction with co-workers or something else. Whatever the cause, you are not happy at work. What can you do about it?
How to Handle It
The first thing to do is define the problem as clearly as you can, and see what steps you can take to help alleviate the problem. For example, if you are not getting along with a co-worker, can you talk things out with the person, or change the way you are doing things?
The next step is to talk to your supervisor. Find out what they can do to help. If this doesn’t work, you need to talk to your recruiter and see what help they be in solving the problem. And finally, if your recruiter is not doing what you think they should, work your way up the chain of command at the agency for help.
Other Things You Can Do
There are other steps that can help you cope when the environment at work is tough to handle.
You need to maintain your health. That means making sure you get enough exercise – at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily – as well as eating a good diet and getting enough sleep. All of these activities will help relieve stress, keep you mentally sharp and emotionally resilient.
Join a gym or work out on your own, but make sure your daily routine includes some type of physical activity.
Take a break
This gives you time to recharge and relieve the stress. Also, take a day off from work to help you rest and recharge and get away from it all.
Have a support system
Keep in touch with friends and family, people who are there for you and will be sympathetic to your situation.
Try to maintain a positive attitude.
Psychologists say you can learn to have a positive attitude and positive habits of thought. Rein in your thoughts – we tend to let our thoughts race ahead of reality and facts as our imagination conjures up all sorts of worst-case scenarios that almost never happen.
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