It’s difficult to walk blindfolded, right? The situation we are in right now, with news pouring about the pandemic, isn’t all that different either. No one knows what lies ahead. The illusion of being indispensable has been broken and a deep sense of insecurity is all we’re left with.Unsurprisingly, job uncertainty has quickly climbed to the top of the “most stressful workplace problems” list. It’s causing severe psychological distress, a high degree of anxiety, affecting our financial security and threatening one’s sense of identity. Job uncertainty is a game of the mind. It plays out when we let our surroundings and the news decide how we feel instead of getting facts and information from our closest managers and colleagues.
Dealing with Job Uncertainty
Here’s some food for thought: Why do we consider being fired a bad thing? Is a 9-5 job the only way for you to survive? Ask yourself what would you be doing if you weren’t stuck behind a desk and counting hours? How would you earn your bread if working for a company wasn’t an option? What out-of-the-world, exciting, adrenal-pumping work would you be doing then?