5 Medicational ways to bounce back from a job loss

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Losing one’s job is an emotional trauma, the victim of this have a lot of emotional disorder, it is a breakdown, setback, starting all over to look for another job, or being static, stress is also not left out especially if it is the first time and the period at which it happened, most times it comes with a shock, it is very depressing moment.

It comes when you don’t even expect it and a lot of people lose their jobs every day in these times of technological advancement because it is observed that machines are replacing humans at a high rate. Overall, the researchers found one-quarter of jobs in the U.S are at high risk of automation since 70 percent or more of their tasks could be done by machines.

The feelings you get when you find out that your routine of waking up early in the morning to prepare for work has suddenly stopped, rushing out of the house every day in order not to be late to work has suddenly stopped.

You cannot even go out because people will ask you “if you are not going to work”? and you hear people say I am on leave and for how long will you be on leave, it is a painful experience knowing one day your leave days will come to an end.

However, we have so many people going through this trauma of job loss now. In lieu of this have I decided to give five distinct medicational ways you can bounce back from a job loss.

Control Your Emotions

This is the first and very important, people who lose their jobs go through a lot of emotional trauma, depression, bad feelings, sober moments and sometimes suicidal thoughts cross your mind. However, the good thing is that you can overcome those feelings, use the sober moment to reflect on your life and seek positive hope that better days are coming. Also, be determined to be your best not minding that something bad has happened.

You can control your emotions by putting yourself to good use, indulge in things you could not do or achieve while you were still working, make out something good for yourself during this period, don’t allow your emotions control you, get encouraged and know that it is not the end, believe in yourself and know that you are not a loser.

Eliminate Anger 

It is possible that you are very angry after a job loss. Yes, but don’t allow the anger to rule you, do not blame yourself, especially if you have put in your best in the job. Do not allow it to interfere with your new way of life. You need to maintain the right attitude, maintain a good standard and be of good behavior. Also, knowing now that it is not a permanent situation, get to do things that will make you happy.

Eliminating anger is another dose that will give you strength and make you bounce back refreshed.

Be Open-Minded and Speak UP

Having successful healing from a job loss you need to open up, speak up to friends, family members, spouse if you are married. Tell it to people you trust this could even pave the way for new opportunities and speedy referrals. Likewise, you also need to take deep meditations with words of encouragement to build up your morals. However, do not be ashamed to speak up because it is going to be very helpful. 

There is a saying that “a problem shared is a problem solved”. Moreso, you don’t have to brood over it or die in silence do not keep it a secret.  

Get Busy, Improve Your Skills

Do not be idle get busy, there is a saying, “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop”. Get yourself doing something productive. You can get involved with a skill, have a plan for your next move and have your strategies drafted out on how to achieve your objectives of getting a better job, update your resume.

Improve your skills by paying more attention to what you know how to do best, you wouldn’t have gotten enough time to focus on your own skill or business while still on the job. Focus on your skills and take your business to the next level. It all depends on you, your decision, determination, and your desire to succeed. Maintaining an idle and less productive attitude may likely increase your risk of being lured into other negative acts. 

Be Confident

Having self-confidence in yourself will go a long way in helping you. Always have in mind that what you carry determines what you can do and what you can achieve. Also having a positive mentality, knowing that you are not a failure. Lunch out and show what you have and what you can deliver, been confident should be part of you. Whether you are going for a job interview, developing your skill or acquiring another skill. Know and believe that everything you do and every step you take will come to your favor, eradicate every doubt and know that you will make it through.


Losing your job does not mean it is the end of the world, be open-minded and allow new ideas spring up you can achieve much greater things, be positive and get yourself to discover hidden treasures imbibed in you, do not let yourself down and don’t allow the situation to get at you, add value to your life, go all the way to make a difference,  you can be sure that if you follow this simple 5 medicational ways you will surely bounce back refreshed and strong.

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