If you have been fired, it is natural to feel angry, resentful and sad. Take a day or two to be mindful of your feelings. Then, it is time to move on with your life because your job did not define you as a person. While processing your emotions, think about all the famous people who have built successful careers after being fired. For example, Hillary Clinton was fired from a salmon cannery, Walt Disney was fired for not being creative enough, and J.K. Rowling was fired for spending too much time creating storyboards.
Access Your Life Goals
While it can be difficult to realize it right now, your employer may have done you a favor when they fired you. Being fired provides the perfect opportunity to access your goals and determine what you want out of life. Then, plot a path to move in that direction.
Surround Yourself With Positive People
Since feeling sad and negative after being fired is easy, spend time with people with positive attitudes. Surrounding yourself with people who love you is a great way to remind yourself that your identity was not tied to the job where you were fired.
Avoid Negative Talk
While it is natural to want to say negative things about your former employer, you should avoid doing that because it will make you look bitter. Instead, find something you enjoy discussing and reroute the conversation if someone brings up your past employer.
Learn From the Experience
Getting fired is an excellent opportunity to evaluate what went wrong. While the employer may have their faults, you may have made mistakes too. Honestly assess your performance and determine how you can improve on your performance in your next job.
If you need help processing being fired, reach out to us. We are here to help, so set up an appointment today. Good luck creating a new future that is even brighter than your previous one!