As he listened to the news of business challenges in his industry, James felt his heart sink in trepidation. He’d heard that the economic downturn will make roles like his more precarious and felt mounting anxiety as worrying thoughts about how he would cope buzzed around in his head. This had happened a couple of times before in his career. The first time he’d taken a passive approach by denying that he’d be affected by the possible redundancies and buried his head in the sand. When he was informed that he’d have to reapply for his role, he felt anxious and unprepared. The second time he pushed back and resisted the change, putting all his energy into fighting his corner, which made him irritable and stressed. Maybe this time he’d take a different approach?
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