Overcome Your Fears and Join the Workforce with These Helpful Tips - Steel Pony

Overcome Your Fears and Join the Workforce with These Helpful Tips

Are you afraid to start working? Do you think that people will judge you? Have you been looking for a job for months but are still unsuccessful? If this sounds like you, don’t worry. You are not alone, as many people feel the same way. Fortunately, Steel Pony presents some helpful tips that can aid you in overcoming your fears so that you can reenter the workforce with confidence.

List Your Fears

The first step to getting over your fears is to find out what they are. This can be difficult because they may not be very clear. If you know what the fear is, then you can start figuring out how to handle it. You might need professional help or guidance if you don’t think you can do it on your own — and that’s perfectly fine.

Next, write down 10 reasons why starting work is worth it. Think of the positive effects of having a job and what your life will be like when you have one. Doing this list will help with overcoming your fears and deciding that starting work really is worth the time and effort you put into it.

Start a Fitness Routine

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Trying to stay motivated? It’s hard to commit to a healthy lifestyle when you are at home all day. It can be hard enough to find time for yourself without having to worry about your routine.

What if there was a way you could return to work after being away by starting a fitness routine? You absolutely can. How, you ask? A fitness routine is a great way to build the confidence you need to go back to work. What’s more, you’ll have more energy and motivation than ever.

Engage a Healthy Diet

Eating healthy foods goes a long way in improving how you feel. If you’re used to eating whatever you want, including junk food, you’re going to feel a lack of energy and drive. As a result, you won’t feel like returning to work.

But by ditching those unhealthy foods for good, nutritious foods, you will start to notice a change in how you feel. The more you stick to it, the better you will feel.

Seek Relaxation Techniques

Work can be a very scary experience for many people. Especially if it is a fear that has been around for a long time, it can be hard to overcome. The good news is that it’s not impossible.

There are many ways to help you conquer your fear of returning to the workforce. Some of the most popular options include therapy, counseling, yoga, meditation, and martial arts. When practicing yoga or meditation at home, ensure that your surroundings are calm and serene; if you are surrounded by cluttered possessions, you’re undoing the sense of peace you’re trying to achieve.

These methods allow you to confront your fears in a safe environment, so they don’t have as much of an effect on your life as they originally did. Many of the above examples give you an outlet to express or face your fears head-on.

Enhance Your Appearance

Many people gain confidence when they’re happy with the way they look. To help you with this step, invest in clothing items and accessories that boost your mood. Many people turn to jewelry made of ammolite, as it boasts a variety of colors and attractive iridescence. Or, you could pick up a new dress, an accessory or two, or a handbag from Steel Pony.


Overcoming your fears means facing them head-on — and you can get started today. Whether it’s working toward living a healthier life or simply looking for ways to relax a little when you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re taking steps to improve your life. Keep pushing forward, even when those fears keep telling you otherwise.

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Hi I am Joanne Litz Cofounder of Steel Pony.
I graduated in Textile Design from, the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Worked in the "Industry" as a design director before starting Steel Pony. A company focused on slow sustainable fashion over 30 years ago
I love Creative Fashion, Art, and Energy Healing. My mission is to help women find their inner goddess and shine from the inside out.