Redundancy can leave you feeling lost, lonely and hurt. Just like when you break up from a familiar relationship, it can be hard to find the motivation to go on with your life because of the pain you feel inside. You need to recognise this as part of the grieving process and start to think of ways that you can make yourself feel better. It is imperative you focus your mind on looking after you.
Write a list of a minimum of 10 things that make you smile, happy, laugh or simply feel good. It could be:
- Taking a hot bath
- Going for a walk
- Speaking to a friend
- Stroking a pet
- Cooking a meal
- Lighting candles around your home
- Going to the cinema
- Playing sport
- Reading a book
- Renting a movie at home
- Eating a food treat
Whatever it is, make time for yourself to do as many of those things as often as possible, at least once a week. The more frequent you do things from your feel good list , the more you will feel positive about yourself, your life and your future.
Until next time, stay positive.