How Do I Deal with Job Worries?

Am I good enough at my job? Is my job secure? That's exactly the kind of worries this article is about.

Work is an important part of our lives. It can fulfill us and we can realize ourselves in it.

But many people are also very worried about their work. What if I lose my job? What if I can't find a new job? What if my boss is not satisfied with my work? What if I can no longer cope with my workload?

You very probably know these kinds of worries. Sometimes they become so big that they threaten to eat you up. We tell you what you can do about it.

Don't Worry about Things You Can't Influence

First, think about how much you can influence the things you worry about. For example, if you're worried about your job because your work may soon fall victim to digitization, these worries won't change the situation.

They don't stop digitization for a minute, and they don't make your job any safer. Your worries are completely useless! They don't solve your problem, but they can make you ill.

So, you can safely just let go of worrying about things you can't change. This has no negative consequences for you, quite the opposite.

Concentrate on what You Can Change

Instead, you better concentrate on things that you can really move. In your case, on a professional reorientation.

Of course, such a change is also associated with worries: Will I find a new job? Am I qualified enough for it?

This time, the worries are even justified. But the good news is: You can do a lot to make them disappear. For one thing, you can start looking for a job right away. This will give you a chance to land a new job before you're laid off from your old one.

On the other hand, you can take care of your professional qualifications. If you find that you need to expand your skills, you can look for appropriate training. This can massively improve your chances of finding a new job.

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  • expand your skills profile in your resume,
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With Solutions You Make the Worries Disappear

You will see: Once you have taken these steps, your worries about your job will begin to fade. As soon as you have solutions for the problem in mind, they fade into the background. The closer you get to a solution, the smaller they become.

This also Helps Against Worries

Admittedly, not worrying unnecessarily is easier said than done. To help you stop worrying, we have put together some additional tips:

  • Think rationally: Consider how likely it is that what you are worrying about will actually happen. Most worries will immediately decrease.
  • Interrupt worrying. The sooner you say stop, the less your worries will overwhelm you.
  • Distract yourself: focus on something other than your worry. Give yourself a task, think of nice things, list what you are grateful for in your life.
  • Tell someone about your worries. A sorrow shared is a sorrow halved. Also, a trusted person can give you useful feedback.
  • Write down your worries. This will help you find a solution to them and put them aside.
  • Do sports, meditation, yoga or practice mindfulness. These are, confirmed by studies, effective remedies for worry and stress.
  • Think of other possibilities. What worries you is a possibility that can occur. Just as well everything may come out well.

Get Help

If your worries keep you in a stranglehold despite our tips, you should get professional help. Behavioral therapy promises great success. Here, those affected learn to confront their worries and to endure them. For example, by acting out their fears to the end.

Finally, we would like to share with you an insight from Mark Twain that should encourage you to take life a little easier: "I have had many problems and worries all my life. But most of them never happened."

Boost your carrer!


Hansjörg Schmid

Hansjörg Schmid

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