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How to save your 'self' in uncertain times

As we mature, we generally become more emotionally stable, agreeable, and conscientious. But chronic job insecurity can stunt this emotional growth.

  • The first step to do something about it is to know yourself and be aware of the pitfalls, then cultivate a growth mindset by accepting change and being open to new situations.
  • Focus on what you can control. Look for solutions rather than dwelling on the problems. Be willing to learn new skills or take on new tasks.
  • Support each other. Support from colleagues, family, and friends has been found to help build resilience and confidence.

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