10 Ways to Cope with Job Transition

After speaking with one of my clients at the weekend, they inspired me to put out this blog.

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When you find yourself in the middle of a job transition, this can be a very stressful time. Whether you are going through an organisation reshuffle, redundancy is looming, you’re about to start a new job or take on extra hours because other workers were laid off, here are a few tips to consider, which may help you through this time:

  1. Take an honest look at yourself. What are your strengths, weaknesses, knowledge and skills? How can these influence—positively or negatively—your transition?

 

  1. Step up your self-care. Major changes are physically and emotionally taxing. You need self-care now more than ever.

 

  1. Engage your curiosity. What went wrong, or right? What could you have done better? What worked really well?

 

  1. Focus on what you want, and less on what you don’t want. Keep your eye on the prize.

 

  1. Find support. Since your transition affects your family as well, it may be better to seek the outside support of friends or professionals.

 

  1. Work on your thoughts. Calm your fears and reinforce your sense of hope and happiness. Look for the opportunities that may arise from this transition.

 

  1. Reassure, if possible, those who are threatened by the changes. If reassurance is not an option, it’s likely, to be best, that you avoid these individuals all together.

 

  1. Create your own rite of passage. Ceremony and rituals help through all transitions. For example, consider taking up meditation or yoga.

 

  1. Let go of how things were “supposed to be” and “accept” how things are.” Find appreciation for what is.

 

  1. Keep things in perspective. Or try on a new perspective. Don’t get stuck. Remember, the only constant is change.

 

If you need help in gaining clarity through your job transition, let’s talk, go over to my contact page and fill in your details and let’s find out how your job transition could become a triumph.

Helping you to turn your challenges into your triumphs!

 

 

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