How to rebuild your self-esteem after you lost your job

Losing a job can be a real hit to the ego. Though, there are those who are excited about losing one maybe not in the financial aspect but in the aspect that it wasn’t a great place to work, and it might have been hindering them from either being great, or even feeling comfortable in their workplace. But if you are in that first category and your self-confidence is shot, there are some ways to pick yourself back up and regain that feeling of being ‘useful’ again by going back to work or at least just feeling good in general. Let’s get you back on your feet to feeling like your old self again, but even better also.

Forget the Past

We cannot change the past, it’s already done and there is nothing you can do about it now. Take a day or two and fester, dare to be sad, but then stop looking at what you could have or should have done better and look towards the present and what you can do now. While you are looking at new jobs and are home, you have the opportunity to hang out with the family and do some things (within financial constraints of course) that you want to do. Maybe take the time off to volunteer someplace that you don’t have the opportunity to do on a regular basis. But the premise of it is this, don’t fret about what happened and don’t assume you know the future. Do what you can now, in the moment, and the rest will follow.

Finding a Job is Now Your Job

Instead of sitting around all day doing nothing and wallowing in self pity, you can treat getting your new job like a job itself. And you should. First, it will keep your mind off of the past and looking towards the future and secondly, it will help you get back on your feet. If you treat it like it’s your regular 9-5, finding something should be relatively easy.

Take Care of You

You can no longer say you have no time to work out. Working out boosts those feel good chemicals in the brain and help you focus. Plus, you can go to your new job as a whole new person. It’s amazing what a little bit of working out can do for a person. But, working out is not the only thing, you just want to do things that make you feel good, even if it’s working on that honey-do list or projects that you have wanted to do for a while, as long as it makes you happy, go for it.

These are brief ways to feel better after you lose the job that you thought you would be at for the rest of your life (if that was the case). There are many other ways to boost your self-esteem but the basis of it would be to take care of yourself first, forget the negatives that happened in the past and go from there. Your confidence will be back in no time.

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