First, if possible, take some time to mourn the loss of the job and reflect briefly on events preceding the loss. Think about your strong points and focus on them. Look forward to all the possibilities that are open now that you are relieved of previous duties. Although you will have more free time, managing it is still important.
If you don’t have an exercise plan, it’s a good opportunity to carve out time for that. It will help you feel better and more capable.
Think about the job situation that you were in and how it was right and what about it was wrong for you. Not everybody is suitable for every job.
If you have money, invest in career counseling, it could be worth it.
Keep a positive outlook, you may end with a better job.
Roberta Chinsky Matuson, Monster Contributing Writer wrote this article, Bouncing back after being laid off