Ways to deal with layoff anxiety

Layoff anxiety is real and could affect an employee’s efficiency

Layoff anxiety

Companies across the globe are on a lay off spree with the fear of recession constantly looming around. While a number of companies have already laid off thousands of employees, a number of others are planning on taking similar steps. Amidst such a scenario there is a constant fear among the employees of receiving a memo or a mail that could have some bad news for them. With this comes the work-related stress and anxiety among the employees that could be tough to deal with sometimes. It is not just in the current layoff anxiety spree scenario, but even in general, people who love their job or have a secure job have to sometimes deal with the anxiety and stress at work place.

As an employee there is not much that they can do about it, but there are indeed a few ways to deal and manage it. Here we will be discussing about a few ways that could help you to deal with the layoff anxiety and stress.

  1. Always have a back-up plan – The current situation is very unfortunate and it is very unlikely that the current work culture would ever get rid of layoff anxiety. Always be calamity ready by taking a few steps like updating your resume, expand your professional network and also make sure that you know where to find a new job if you need to.
  2. Talk to a therapist – Apart from physical health, your mental health is also important to take care of your mental health. Sessions with a therapist could also be expensive and if it is out of your budget then you could also look for low-cost sessions or even free sessions that could be available on the internet.
  3. Channeling your anxiety – There could be times when you might realize that the layoff anxiety is going out of control. But here you need not have to press the panic button and just need to channel that energy elsewhere like learning a new skill. This could act as a distraction and also help you to learn something new.

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