So, I got a job promotion. Which means leaving my old store, and going to a new one. Which made me a little nervous, but I knew I could handle it. It was work, and I’m good at my job.
But this new job also requires four weeks of leadership training. Four weeks of being in a school like situation. It makes me a nervous wreck to even think about it. I was home-schooled, people! I don’t know anything about real school! I’ve never had to stand in front of a group and give a report, but I will have to for this class. I’ve never had to act out scenarios in front of people, but I’ll have to for class. Ugh.
So, to keep myself calm, I had to find ways to keep my mind off my
impending doom classes. Maybe doing these things will help you too, if you have something that you have to do that you’re not looking forward to.
I needed a new work wardrobe for my new position, and concentrating on shopping for a few days helped keep my mind off of things. I was even able to make a girls day out of it and go shopping with several of my friends and my Sister. It was a fun and relaxing day.
Watch a favorite DVD
I pulled out my Prison Break season one DVD and went on a two day binge. It had been a long time since I’d watched the show, so it was nice to revisit it. Watching all the trouble Michael Scofield went through to bust his brother out of prison, made my own fears seem small.
Play a game
When I found myself feeling a little antsy, I played my Nintendo DS. It was really relaxing.
I think part of why I dislike situations like this, is that I don’t really know what to expect, and I hate not being prepared. So, I did what I could to prepare myself. I asked others who had attended the classes before what it was like. And I even made the three hour drive to make sure I could find the hotel and training facility, that way I didn’t have to worry about getting lost when I went for real.
So, what do you do when you have to do something you really don’t want to do? Do you face it head on? Or are you like me and you find ways not to think about it?