Cogratulations, you are doing great. Anytime you start a new job it is stressful. Starting a new job is a major change in anyones life and is considered one of the major stressors we go through. Give yourself plenty of kudos for a job well done.
I was told when I graduated and started my nursing career to give myself a year to get completely comfortable, I think after 6 months I was whizzing along but there were always new things that popped up to stress me as you will find.
Do the self talk thing, it got me through. When I would feel afraid I would remind myself that I was a professional and I could do the job. So if I was a professional then I should act like one and put on my nursing cap and get the duty taken care of.
This really worked well for me.
Congratulations...................lab techs are a nurses best friend.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic
Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~