Unemployment jobs, jobs search, and maybe feelings of sadness probably fill your thoughts. It may feel overwhelming at the moment. Maybe you are angry.
Maybe recently (possibly even today) you have received news of job loss or perhaps a redundancy. Your work has finished. It can be called many things today, and they try to make it a 'nice' process, but you know what ...
It still stinks!
It doesn't matter what it is called, or how much smelly stuff is put
on it. It still stinks. I know, I have been there.
Your feelings may range from despair to maybe even elation to be forced to look at different work. My personal experiences have not been elation, and colleagues who have also lost their job have also not been elated. But time is a magic healer, even if you don't think so right now.
Here you will find ways to accelerate the healing so you can find your new career.
Today you are probably feeling a bit raw, upset, maybe angry, even lonely. You may feel dazed, maybe you feel that this cannot be happening. Maybe it is hard to describe your feelings. Your feelings are genuine but know that things will improve even though it probably does not feel that way at the moment. Unemployment jobs, how to find new work may be swirling around in your mind, but solving this is for another day.
Today is about starting to feel better.
Most important are the words you use to talk to yourself, your self-talk. Because you are a worthy person, get on top of these fast and make those words positive and affirming.
Here we will explore these feelings, your
initial reactions of loss and grief and if you are feeling sad, then explore ideas that
could help with preventing sadness and even ways to stop feeling sad.
We actually can go through a grief process with job loss and redundancy, but the good news is that it is a process, and whilst you are at the start or part way through, there is an end and a DEFINITELY better place to come. Speaking from experience, just hang in there because tomorrow is always a better day!
As mentioned, your self-talk is really important. Pay attention to what you say to yourself, because this is a time to know that you are skilled and talented.
Job loss is a real thing today as the world changes with the push-pull of significant drivers. These are explored later on the Future page.
Unexpected job loss in particular can be very painful, especially when you thought you were a valued employee and contributing to an organisation. So unexpected that you had no inkling at all. To be called to a meeting, maybe even to arrive at a normally scheduled meeting and find there is also another person you did not know was going to be there - the witness of course. Maybe you did not know, but my heart sank when I saw this second person in the room.
But if you ensure you are actively dealing with job loss by looking after yourself physically, mentally and possibly spiritually, it may not seem like it now, but you are capable of surviving job loss and as you will find here, possibly going onto much greater things. I might even suggest that you may have greater control over your own future.
is not uncommon since there is both loss and grief from this event. Loss of income and what that brings, possibly loss of self confidence and self belief.
Grief is a normal process of reacting to a loss. Grief can be experienced when there is loss from events such as physical loss (such as a death), social loss (such as divorce), or as here such as occupational loss (as in loss of a job). The emotional reactions of grief can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, and despair. Physical reactions of grief can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, physical problems, or illness (medicinenet.com).
If there is sadness, a big question is how to stop feeling sad. I’ll share ideas that assisted me with sadness.
Most important is to know that this is a blip
only in your life, and tomorrow will look MUCH better than today. Tomorrow unemployment jobs search and other planning can start.
Today though, we will work though those feelings, and tomorrow we will start planning the next step, of what to do now.
Most important for today is to be kind to yourself.
If you are feeling down and very upset, maybe you need to speak to someone. Here are some contact numbers to consider where you can talk to someone over the telephone ...
Australia - Lifeline 13 11 14 (24hrs a day) https://www.lifeline.org.au
Support Services in your country https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines
Also have a look at ...
Your feelings are normal.
Know you are a capable and skilled person
How to stop feeling sad
If you are feeling lonely have a look here
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