Hello, Fellas! How was your Sunday?
Let’s start our session, #EngTips, about how to adapt to new environments. Settling in to anything new, be it new school, new office, even new neighborhood, is scary because it’s change and we know that change makes us nervous (and excited). Being afraid of new things is natural because we don’t know what we’re facing. I have some tips for you to reduce your level of fear.
- Know what to expect
Before being involved in new surroundings, you can first do a small research about it. This way, you may know what will you face and be more prepared.
- Get to know the place
After a small research, you might have a slight picture of the new environment. The second step is to explore the environment and you will probably find something exciting.
- Get to know the people
Not only the place, you should also get to know the people. Be it new friends, new teachers, new bosses, new neighbors. The point is, try to make new friends.
- Develop a new routine
To counter a change of environment, you yourself might have to change. You can try to keep your old routine/habit/hobby and synchronize it with your new place.
- Find something new
Other than keeping your old hobby, you should also try something that you have never done before. This way, you can avoid the stress of new environment.
- Be polite to everyone
The person you push past may turn out to be the person who sits in next to you. The receptionist you ignore now may someday be your boss. Courtesy will pay you back with rich rewards.
Whew..so much knowledge in a night… That’s all for tonight, then, fellas. I hope tonight’s sessions are helpful to you. Thank you for your attention and good night.