10 Steps to Re­main Pos­i­tive dur­ing a Job Loss

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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

self-talk

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.

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