Take a Deep Breath
Losing your job is sure to bring up feelings of shock, betrayal and perhaps even guilt, but you’re taking the first step towards dealing with your emotions and getting back to work. The first 30 days of losing your job can be hard, but over the next month, you’ll begin to take control of your situation and maybe even find a better career path.
In the next 30 days, you can expect to:
* Formulate a plan for finding another job.
* Adjust your finances to compensate for your job loss.
* Deal with the emotions that come up after losing a job.
* Realize that as painful as this process is, there’s something positive around the corner.
On this first day, take some time and just let it sink in. Take a deep breath. Stay in the moment. Whatever emotions you’re experiencing during this unexpected time, give yourself permission to feel them. Cry. Get angry. Feel sad, helpless, frightened or maybe even liberated. Just allow yourself to feel those emotions so you can move on and find an even greater destiny.
DID YOU KNOW? Talk show host Sally Jesse Raphael has been fired not once, not twice—but 19 times. Each time, she picked herself up and found another job.