We all worry about getting laid off or fired at some point in our careers. We'll constantly look for clues to see which way the wind is blowing. If you stop reading into every action at work, you'll lower your stress. You probably aren't getting fired anyway.
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Career blog The Muse has some tips to lower your stress at work. Giving up worries about getting the pink slip keeps you moving in the right direction:
The easiest way to handle this situation is to keep doing whatever it is you're doing. Even if something big is on the horizon, reading into every interaction typically only leads to disappointment ("I got her coffee and she didn't offer me a promotion!"). Hang tight and keep doing your job right. If you're supposed to go somewhere else, someone will tell you.
Check out the link for other tips for other ways you're needlessly stressing yourself out at work.