5 Things to Do After you have Lost your Job

Losing your job can be the worst experience, especially when you are living in a high-cost society. The emotional implications alone can be excruciating before the economic effect finally sets in. Imagine how a married man with kids will feel should he lose his job? The financial burden and all can really be difficult.

But like they say, it is not the end of the world, people rise and fall, but your ability to be moving amid these distractions is your healing point. The trauma that comes after you lose your Job is not and should not be the problem, but what you are doing after the loss, because they are what will decide the speed at which you will get back on track. Below, we have listed a few things that are likely to help you bounce back in no time after you have lost your job.

Things to do after a Job Loss

1. Cut your Spending

This must be the first on your list. Cut every unnecessary expense like clubbing, expensive beverages, luxury items like clothes, cars, etc. And if you have more than one car, reduce it. If you are a lover of Gucci, Dior, or DG labels, it is time to call it to quit.

2. Distract Yourself

This is when you need all the distraction in the world, this is where your hubbies need to come in. Discover that which you love doing, and engage in it as much as you can. It could be exercise, listening to music, watching movies, hanging out with friends, etc. You can even choose to check out some sports trends on if you are a sports fan. Whatever it may be, make it a routine, it will help push your mind away from the negative images that may be playing up in your head. 

3. Decide What you Want

This is where you get to decide whether you want to continue with such a job or need to change it. You need to know whether you need to continue with a salary job or go into entrepreneurship. By doing this, you are asking yourself “what next?” Where do I begin from here? And when you can answer those questions, you are one inch to recovering from whatever trauma may be weighing you down at that moment. 

4. Maintain Positive Thoughts

Maintaining a positive thought will help you know what to do next, to stay positive, you need to engage in positive endeavors. Hang out with the right people: people with positive vibes that have what it takes to boost your already shrinking ego. Do away with anything or people you think will trigger bad vibes in you, ‘cos believe or not, you don’t need it, no matter how small.

5. Stay Away from Alcohol

This must be very tempting, but try as much as you can not to engage in alcoholism, it won’t only worsen the situation, but create a hole in your pocket. Alcohol may serve as a temporary solution, but it is never a permanent answer to the current situation. 


No matter what happens, remember that so far as there is life, your possibility of bouncing back is limitless. All you need to do is to focus, learn a new skill if you want, and maintain a positive attitude.

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