Not every job takes place in a safe environment like an office in an air conditioned room with coffee available when you want. There are many jobs that present a high degree of risk both physically and psychologically. This is why jobs that take place amid high risk areas, or are situated in hash conditions with little to no support systems, many workers choose to walk rather than stay on and be promoted into a different position. In order to cope being in a harsh environment, you will need to figure out some sort of mechanism. Here are some of the things you can try:
If you have family and friends back home, call them as often as you can and don’t be ashamed to put yourself out there emotionally with them. Having a support network is the most stable way of surviving harsh working conditions, be they in a mine or under water. The important thing is to keep the line of communication open. It’s not always easy to remember that they have a life too, outside of your weekly calls, but exercise some patience and encourage them to call and text with news as much as they can.
If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything in life so make sure you are eating healthy food that will give you the necessary nutrition. Many individuals tend to eat junk food and fast food once they leave their homes because they can’t be bothered to cook proper nutritional food. Others skip the food provided by their employers and eat from outside their workplaces. For instance, if fine mining catering companies provide your meals for you and you skip, chances are you are eating things that are very bad for you while licensed caterers always get their menus analysed for nutritional value before they start serving.
Don’t be the loner in the corner; if you see a bunch of people playing cards, go ask if you can join in. If there are parties happening, ask someone to dance. It doesn’t matter whether you look cool or not doing it. The point is to make friends and connections wherever you are that will allow you to shoulder the burden of working alone together. Remote camp services usually have programmes specifically designed to benefit those who work far away from their homes such as miners.