Don’t Let Job Defeat Define You

Some career changes are positive and exciting, but not everything is peaches and cream. Some career changes can be devastating, like being fired, laid off, or rejected in the job search. The key is how you handle the aftermath. Here are some tips to help you pick yourself up and dust yourself off after a significant job setback.

Avoid Catastrophizing

We all play the what-if game with ourselves. Once you start, it’s easy to spiral out of control. It’s understandable to be nervous and concerned about the future, but imagining all the worst catastrophes coming to fruition can set you back on your progress, not propel you forward.

Create a Plan to Control Anxiety

It’s been a stressful few years for everyone. That means when something else lands on top of your current anxiety, it can be enough to cause a meltdown. Instead, consider the more productive ways to handle pressure. Some tips include:

  • Get more physical exercise
  • Volunteer in your community
  • Plan one fun thing to do this week

Avoid Online Venting

The internet is a great and valuable tool, but it has drawbacks. With the anonymity the internet affords, there are a lot of avenues for venting and complaining. But complaining breeds continued negative thinking. Do you know what else affects your mindset? Simply reading others vent and complain online. Spend some time cultivating your social media to increase positive content and communities.

Keep Going

It’s also important to know that now is not the time to stop. Keep going. It’s not motivation that creates action; it’s action that drives motivation. So even if you don’t feel like working on your job search, carve out time to do it anyway. Every minute you spend looking for your next opportunity is an investment in your future.

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