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Coping With Job Lose

  1. 1. COPING WITH JOB LOSE<br />The Professional Edge<br />April 13, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Adjusting<br />2<br />Shock you may not be fully aware of what has happened<br />Denial usually comes next-you cannot believe that the loss is true<br />Relief then enters the picture for some, and you feel a burden has lifted and opportunity awaits<br />Anger then follows-you blame those you think might be responsible<br />Depression may set in some time later, when you realize the reality of the loss<br />Acceptance is the final stage of the process-you come to terms with the loss<br />
  3. 3. Staying Healthy<br />Your body will be stressed to the limit as the challenges ahead test your strength and endurance <br />3<br />
  4. 4. Here’s What Helps……<br />Eat properly<br />Exercise<br />Allow Time For Fun<br />Spend time with family & friends<br />Awake at the same time each morning<br />Dress as if you were going to work<br />Think of finding a job – as a challenge<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Family Issues<br />Do not attempt to solve your problems alone <br />Talk to your family and frieds<br />Listen to your family and friends <br />Build family spirit <br />Seek outside help-If need be?<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Positive Mental Attitude Essentials<br />List Your Positives<br />Replay Your Positives<br />Use the list before performing difficult tasks<br />Recall Successes<br />Use realistic standards <br />Know your strengths and weaknesses<br />Picture Success<br />Build Success<br />Surround yourself with positive people<br />Volunteer<br />6<br />
  7. 7. A New Beginning<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Assess Your Readiness to make change<br />Acknowledge the time commitment<br />Be realistic in expectations<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Ask yourself….<br />9<br />Where do you want to be in one, three & five years from now?<br />
  10. 10. Realistic<br />Approach stress management one step at a time & focus on things under your control.<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Realistic..<br />It is impossible to fight every stressor that comes along<br />Select a manageable change project before you move on to a more difficult one.<br />Allow times for your coping behaviors to stabilize<br />Take a positive attitude building on success & expect to succeed!<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Rules for Time Management<br />Make a daily list of things to do (little scraps of paper won’t do it!)<br />Prioritize your tasks so that you focus on the most important task first rather than those that might appear more important (certainly, )a task that is both important & urgent must be completed immediately).<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Use Short-Term Coping Mechanisms<br />Take a walk<br />Breathe deeply<br />Visualize the optimal outcome<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Walking<br />Allows you to withdraw from the situation-you WILL regain your equilibrium as you begin to cool down.<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Walking…you will also derive benefits from the exercise, especially if you walk at a brisk pace.<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Breathe deeply<br />16<br />Can be an instantaneous response to stress<br />Breathing deeply & rhythmically relaxes the muscles in the body<br />
  17. 17. More on Breathing<br />The key: take several slow, deep breaths; hold each deep breath for five seconds & exhale completely.<br />This process, if repeated, can help clear your mind & relax your body.<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Visual the Outcome<br />Helps to temporarily reduce stressors by changing the focus of your thoughts to pleasant ones<br />Rehearse in your mind different scenarios of what you might achieve<br />Visualize the positive aspects<br />The point: to relieve anxiety on the spot, enabling you to temporarily gain control.<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Reframe the Situation<br />You can view events optimistically, defining a situation as manageable.<br />Redefine a threat as an opportunity.<br />Look for small wins<br />19<br />

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