The perpetual anxiety of never knowing if my job will be abolished: How I deal with job insecurity

Guys, I'm currently working my dream job. It's awesome. But the very existence of my job is dependent on outside factors, and is re-evaluated every six months. The last year in particular has been really really uncertain; I've kept my job, but just barely. The next evaluation is looking very grim.

I've found ways of dealing with the perpetual anxiety of never knowing if my job will be abolished. Maybe these tips can help others with job uncertainty, like me…

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A pilot's tips for dealing with your flight anxiety

As a pilot I've had more than my fair share of mid-air incidents — engine failures and the like — and at the end of the day none of it has stopped me flying, because I know how the plane works.

Here's what I consider the biggest, most important bits of information I can give to people who hate flying…

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How do you deal with a parent with severe anxiety?

I love my mother. Which is why her anxiety disorder is so awful for me. She's been like this for years– doing things like suggesting that everything I do will kill or harm my baby. But now her anxiety over everything is giving ME anxiety over everything. Does anyone have tips for dealing with a parent with severe anxiety?

How I faced my fear of the dentist: If it works for me (and cats) it can work for you

I'm not just afraid of the dentist. More accurately, I have a "shut down completely, cry when I even THINK about going, prescription drugs are not enough to calm me, once made a dentist too upset to continue working on my mouth, trauma response-level" fear of the dentist. Until this past year, I hadn't been to the dentist in almost 10 years!

I was recently talking to a friend, who also has a fear of the dentist, and she asked how I conquered my fear and went to the dentist, not once but THREE times this past year. My answer was that I did NOT conquer my fear, but I did do this…