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10 Steps to Remaining Positive During a Job Loss
A job loss during a recession leaves many anxious, uncertain and depressed. Although it’s easy to fall into a pessimistic attitude during this frustrating time, pessimism can negatively influence your thinking and behavior, thus affecting your job search. Although the search may be challenging and taking longer than it would in a good economy, it’s important to manage your reactions to the situation and move forward in the most positive way possible.

How do you maintain your self-esteem and remain positive during a job loss?
Follow these tips:

  1. Develop an accurate view of the situation. Avoid jumping to conclusions and using tunnel vision when looking at the issue, and don’t take the situation to heart. Also, don’t magnify the issue to something larger than it really is. Remember that the situation is only temporary.

  2. Utilize upbeat self-talk. Focus on what is working in your life and the things that you are grateful for. Divert your negative thoughts by thinking and talking about something humorous or interesting.

  3. Take a temporary break from the news.  During a recession, the media tends to cover a lot of bad news. Coupled with a job loss, all bad news all the time can turn the most optimistic person negative.

  4. Reflect on your past accomplishments and achievements. Maintain a list of personal strengths. You can use these in your positive self-talk and during interviews.

  5. Seek support from your family, friends and coworkers. Ask supportive people for uplifting feedback and then accept it.

  6. Maintain a regular routine. Spend eight hours a day on your job search, but still allow yourself personal time to enjoy your family and friends. If you’re job search is slow, use this unexpected free time to catch up on at-home projects that you’ve hadn’t had time to complete. You will feel a sense of accomplishment, and it will help keep your mind on something besides your job loss.

  7. Network as often as you can. As former coworkers and friends are at work, it is tempting to isolate yourself in front of a computer all day. Keep in touch with your contacts, visit professional networking events, attend conferences, volunteer in the community or intern to keep growing your network. The contact with others will divert your negative thoughts and may even lead to a job.

  8. Update your skills. Sometimes workers worry that their skills will become stale while on a prolonged break from work. Avoid this by taking a class or studying a new skill from a library book.

  9. Maintain your health. With your new time off, you now have plenty of time to exercise. Enjoy it and the mental release that comes with keeping fit.   Avoid highly-caffeinated drinks that may cause anxiety and keep a healthy diet.

  10. Treat Yourself. See a movie, listen to music, meet with friends or cook a nice dinner. You deserve it!

 

 
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