The Forbes Magazine website posted an article October 7th called, 7 Strategies To Cope With The Stress Of Career Uncertainty, which included information about stress triggers around career uncertainty, including tight budgets, inflation woes, debates about remote work, and evolving global issues. They also shared certain helpful strategies and mindsets that can help you manage and cope with this uncertainty.
For example, the fourth strategy says:
"Keep a curious mind. Curiosity and anxiety can’t co-exist. When you make your mind up out of fear before each new experience, you become unteachable and can no longer receive insights. Opening your mind with curiosity empties a made-up mind of expectations, allowing you to receive teachable moments in new career situations. Learning to be okay with “maybe,” also can help you become more comfortable with uncertainty and open you to possibility."
Opening to new possibilities is a vital part of the change process, in career or life, in general. And a sense of adventure, mentioned in another strategic tip, can call in more play and fun, It not only helps people enjoy the change process more, but increases their capacity to think, engage, and receive new insights.
In my experience, career counseling and creative career exploration exercises can specifically help open clients up exciting new ideas and possibilities. If you want to explore and discover new career possibilities, or know anyone who does, feel free to schedule a complimentary career consultation today!
Kristina Bennett Cheney, MA, Career Counselor, helping mid-career professionals who are burnt out and frustrated in careers that drain their energy, to discover and transition to meaningful careers that fit and energize them.