Getting laid off or fired can be a serious emotional and financial shock to the system. Whether you kind of expected this to happen – or not… But a conscious self-care can help you emerge stronger than before. And here we a not talking about applying bright coloured nail polish but we are talking about a wider definition of self-care.
Self-care keeps you energized and brings the best version of ourselves on the table. It will give you the right focus on where to go next and what your priorities are.
Here’s how to check in with yourself after such career bummer:
Get real about your financial situation:
Become clear of your finances, and figure out whether or not you can pay your current bills. Being on top of that, will help you prevent and manage your anxiety.
Make self-care a part of your routine
No matter what form your self care practice may take, make space for it in your daily routine; for some it might be a yoga class, for others just a Netflix session with your favourite good-vibes movie or even a cup of freshly brewed coffee – just for you.
Let’s Get physical
Because layoffs are often emotionally challenging, it’s important to integrate some form of daily movement or exercise into your routine. Go for a run, run a belly dance class on youtube, do whatever you feel like doing. This creates positive endorphins that boost your creativity.
Call your squad
Regardless of how much you hate your job, being laid off can still damage your self esteem. Start sharing your feelings about being laid off with your squad and family and you will quickly realize that most people have felt the same sting of being dumped, rejected or fired as you do right now.