By: Stan Popovich
Do you find it stressful in managing deadlines, going to meetings, and dealing with an endless amount of emails at your news media job?
If so, here are eight suggestions on how to overcome the anxieties of working in the news media industry.
1.Take a small break: A person can only do so much in a given day. If you feel like you are doing too much, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the problem. A person could take a walk, listen to some music, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.
2. Delegate part of your responsibilities: Learn to delegate your work with other members of your staff instead of doing everything yourself. Make sure that you effectively communicate to others what needs done and then go from there. Most importantly, make sure you reward your staff and team members who helped you out.
3. Learn to organize your tasks: You can get a lot done in a small amount of time if you learn to organize your job responsibilities. For instance, try to determine what needs to be done right away and do those things first. Once the important things are done you can do everything else. This will help reduce your stress and anxieties at your job.
4. Worrying makes it worse: A lot of times, our worrying can make the problem even worse. All the worrying in the world will not change anything. All you can do is to do your best each day, hope for the best, and when something does happen, take it in stride. In addition, try to read something uplifting that will make you feel better when your job stresses you out.
5. Work in an environment that is best for you: Some news media jobs are more stressful than others due to the work environment. Try to find a job that is not as stressful and also matches your interests. You have the choice of determining the type of environment you want to be in.
6. Become computer savvy: Many people in the news media have to deal with lots of emails, using social media, and doing a lot of internet searches. Knowing your way around the computer can help save a lot of time in getting what you need.
7. Be proactive in your career: Focus on doing the best job that you can and don’t worry about losing your job. Always keep your resume current and develop a network of friends in the media industry. Being proactive in your career will increase your chances of finding a better job if it comes down to it.
8. Take advantage of the help that is available around you: If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties regarding your news media job. A counselor will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems.
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