“Will I have a job in 6 months?” was the question that kept me up many nights. For some time, I went through the gut wrenching stress and anxiety of trying to deal with uncertainty at work especially where things would come out of left field almost constantly.
Unable to deal with uncertainty and chaos at work, I froze and became paralyzed by over thinking about what I thought was going to happen next. I just couldn’t deal with uncertainty and it caused me to have stress and anxiety. Then for a while, I went through an up and down journey which led me to my breakthrough. Uncertainty didn’t go away – I just learned to deal with it.
Here are 5 ways to deal with uncertainty at work that helped me and may be helpful to you:
1. Accept the craziness
Understand that your place of work will have lots of changes. Don’t be surprised with chaos at work. It will happen. No one is immune from the up and down cycles especially during an unpredictable economy. People will change, the nature of work will be different and the way your place of work is organized will be different. Things you didn’t expect, will likely happen because no one can predict the future. [Read more…]