We all know that being a young professional comes with dealing with high levels of stress and demands from your job and employers, especially if you’re in a fast-paced, emotionally taxing work environment. The only way to deal with such an environment is to figure out the best coping techniques to manage your stress and get you through.

Start off by putting together a good routine and make sure you stick to it to help lower your stress levels. Include exercise in your routine to get your blood pumping and heart rate up, a balanced diet and enough sleep. Remember that it’s important to take care of your wellbeing because if you don’t, other areas in your life will suffer and you don’t want that!

Once you have your routine down, focus on the people you surround yourself with. Make sure that you surround yourself with positive individuals to help support you on those days when nothing is going right and everything sucks. Scout a mentor to help you on your professional journey, as mentors come in handy when you need to make career decisions, especially if you’re not yet well versed in your industry.

Finally, work closely with one of Nedbank’s dedicated relationship bankers, as they can advise you on financial matters. That way they can focus on the money and you can focus on your work.