First things to do when you lose your job.. Deal with emotional trauma- how?
Post your job loss, life often comes to a standstill as if there is period of lull after a storm. On the positive side, this is the time when one gets some time with himself/ herself. And this time should be utilized to get out of the shock. This is also the time when support systems should be revisited and rebuild.
To get out of the emotional trauma, here are few things you should do:
I. Spend time with yourself-
The phase when you want to lock yourself away from the whole world should be positively utilized for reflection and introspection. When you are into a soulful connection with yourself, all your gloom vanishes in the air of insignificance and this gives you renewed zest and vigor for life.
II. Do not be afraid of talking about your job loss-
You have to realize that job loss is not something that has happened to you only. It has happened and can happen to anyone. In fact some of the biggest personalities of the world have gone through this phase of job loss which had become the starting point of their success. So, you should not feel guilty or ashamed to talk about your job loss openly.
III. Connect and interact with your support group-
Your support-group is your sturdiest emotional prop when you go through trying circumstances like a job loss. You do not even know how rock solid your relationships are till misfortune befalls you. This group may include your parents, your spouse, your children or your close friends. When you fall back and connect with your support group, your loneliness goes, your guilt vanishes, your tensile strength to endure hardships is increased manifold.
IV. Pamper yourself-
A job loss should be seen as a sabbatical of sorts. You may have given your most precious years to the company you have worked for. This may have left you with little or no time to go on vacations or to spend more time with your family. now is thr time to do all such things you have yearned to do..Go on short trip/ vacation, spend some quality time with family and friends and may be join new courses and/ or a proper gym. This way your mind is diverted from the perennial gloom and slowly you can bounce back to normal life.
V. Take great care of your health-
Your emotional trauma of job loss has the biggest impact on your mental as well as physical health. Your stress may manifest in the form of depression, mood swings, etc and as physical manifestations like diabetes, heart diseases and blood pressure. So, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle, join a gym of fitness centre or in extreme cases visit an expert psychiatrist or physician as the case may be.
Once you are out of your emotional trauma of job loss, all your energies will be properly channelized to get the best out of the situation. So, it is the first and most important thing to deal with in case of job loss.