It is difficult to know the impact losing a job will have on your emotional feelings until you actually face that reality. Some people can quickly adjust and will look forward to the next phase of their working career, while others will be hit as hard as though they have gone through a divorce.
In order to make peace with your new circumstance, you have to be prepared to let go says IT Career Coach Margaret Meloni.
“You feel what you feel and you feel it when you feel it,” she says. Accept that and try to move on. It's not always easy, she adds, and you shouldn’t be afraid to seek the help of family and friend or professional help when necessary.
In this second part of a four-part audiocast series, Meloni discusses the emotional aspect of losing a job and the impact it may have on those around you.
Don’t forget, she advices, that your spouse and family members may also be experiencing stress, and there may be feelings of resentment over your new-found freedom.
“There are a lot of things you can do around the house or in helping with the kids so no one resents you having the time off,” she says. “If you can kick in and do that extra bit it can help nip those feelings of resentment in the bud.”
Margaret Meloni heads Meloni Coaching Solutions, which helps Information Technology professionals create career strategies that bring them success and enhance their work experiences. Margaret has more than 18 years experience in Information Technology.
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