Jan 02, 2017 11:06 AM EST

How To Recover From ‘The Aftershock’ Of Losing Your Job

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No employee would like to hear the words “You’re terminated” or “You’re fired.” The feeling of being fired from a job is like losing something you’ve been cherishing from a long time. Employees should always keep in mind that there is no escaping this reality because this event is sometimes inevitable in someone’s career.

Well, some employees handle the final words well, but some just don’t. So here are tips to overcome "the aftershock":

Think But Don’t Overthink

First, don’t panic. Jobs are always replaceable. There are still many jobs that are fit for you, you just only need to exert efforts to find it. If your employer said the reason that you’ve been fired. Think about it and solve it.

If you are then to resolve your problem, then you could already look for another job and avoid making that mistake again. Being calm and focusing on a certain thing is the perfect thing to do first after being fired. Otherwise, feeling despair, resent, anger and depression could lead to numerous problems to come of it. Also, don’t overthink about it or else you could experience nightmares that would be unhealthy for you.

Plan Everything Out

Of course being fired on your job means you don’t have things to do for the meantime. Plan your schedule from day to day. This could lead you to focus on important stuff like your health. Eating healthy, exercising, reading, and meditating could help you recover. After doing this routine for some time, you could already start finding your new job. It is always important to plan things out before doing things. Acting rashly could result in negative outcomes.

Always Remain Strong and Positive

Landing your next job might take some time. But you could always do productive things in the meantime. Volunteering and searching for a part-time job could also help. Be strong if you are willing to strike a job hunt already. Yes, the “You’re fired” might resonate in your mind sometimes, but be strong and keep your eyes on a much better experience ahead.

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