10 Steps to Remain Positive during a Job Loss
1. Assess the situation
Never take it personally. Never think why me? Never accept someone else’s negative opinion of you. It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do about it that counts.
2. Look for the silver lining
In times of adversity you’ll fnd a silver lining if you look hard enough. It’s how you embrace rejection and uncertainty that will determine your future success.
3. Use empowering words in your
If most of our self-talk is positive, we will act in a positive, ‘it can be done’, manner.
4. Know your personal strengths
List your past accomplishments and achievements. You can use these strengths in your positive self-talk and during job interviews.
5. Ask for help
Don’t be too proud to ask for help. There will always be someone there to lend a hand. Always associate with positive people as negative people will suck you into their world of darkness and doubt.
6. Disciplined job search
Be disciplined and spend eight hours a day on your job search. A regular job search schedule will give you a sense of accomplishment.
7. Never stop learning
Take the opportunity to update your skills because education is the key to your future.
8. Build relationships
Keep in touch with your contacts, attend professional events, attend conferences or volunteer. Networking can open up a ‘hidden job market’.
9. Safeguard your health and ftness
Maintain a healthy diet and release your stress through exercise. If you’ve got a ft body you’ll have a ft mind.
10. Be good to yourself
Reward yourself with special things to keep you motivated, ie listen to music, catch-up with friends, prepare a nice dinner.