Fired and searching for work (Coping skills)

I got fired and need to find work again hopefully at a better place. It is the thinking that get us. I tend to get stress out about finding another job that it is overwhelming at times. Sometimes, I feel worthless, it’s my fault, what am I going to do, how am I going to explain this to my family….. Yes! a big disappointment and feeling depressed and I say So What! I have found that through the years of my experience with the same type of work has help me to find ideas to cope with various situations. For example, I always try to keep two jobs in case the job market changes. Current events now is showing that my job as a counselor is getting worse by the new snap rules. Welfare benefits will be cut off which will cause many alcoholics, addicts, criminals to not have housing, food, and jobs. Treatment centers depend on this funding source which will cause a major disruption in the industry. No place to house these people will turn into a crisis on March 2020. Food banks will be depleted, burnout for counselors will be the norm. In the mean time I want to give you hope that attend college is an option to find another career and anyone can apply. I have been in school for ten years and learn a lot and might go back to learn a trade. Never too old to learn new tricks right. So go out there and don’t be too hard on yourself because a door of opportunity will always open. Never give up!!!!!

Learning to cope with stress by using cognitive behavioral therapy. Let’s look at the situation or event, What is happening? I lost my job and got fired, Next, what are the facts of the situation, Job and fired, Let’s look at the next behavioral, I feel depressed, lost because I lost my job, negative thought, next is the consequence, I cannot do anything and stay home and still no job.

Second part of exercise, situation, I lost my job, behavioral, I need to find another one so I can survive, consequences, I am applying on indeed and networking for ideas.

So, as you can see one is negative and one is positive and we must focus on going forward and having goals to change one’s mindset or world beliefs. It takes time and awareness to do this over and over and it works even for the stubborn people.

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