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Lost Your Job - Guide to staying positive after being fired

Updated on November 30, 2017
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Maurice has been a massage therapist and healer for over 10 years and has a special interest in crystals, numerology, and the healing arts.

Affirm that your life is great!

Get out of bed and get ready to interview your new life! Sweep out the old and tired and bless your future. Here we will discuss how to stay positive and a few tips to keep you that way. These tips will help you make the best of your free time since losing your job and give you some advice to get an even better job that makes sense for your life and actually makes you happy.

Man working
Man working

Say I'm So Happy and Grateful

The first thing to do is admit it out loud. Say, "I'm fired!" Let that be the last time you feel sorry for yourself and at all inconvenienced by your circumstances. Shame is no longer allowed because I control my emotions. Instead, choose some affirmations to immediately help shift your life to greatness.

I choose a better feeling.

I'm proud of myself for being strong.

I'm smart!

I'm a survivor.

I am great!

My personal favorite is...

I am so happy and grateful that money comes to me in increasing quantities, through multiple sources on a continuous basis.

This affirmation always gets me motivated and back in control and ready to bring all that is good back into my life. In fact, it never left. What I'm really doing is reminding myself how great my life already is and what I have to look forward to. Being positive may not be something you are accustomed to actively doing but it gets easier with every positive thing you do or say. It can feel forced at first when you are still in your feelings about your current circumstances. An important thing to remember during those times is that you truly are in control of your own emotions. Yes, you are in control! Each time you feel sorry for yourself you are allowing that emotion. You give yourself permission to feel bad, have a headache, be frustrated and say mean things to your family. It all begins and ends with you when you decide. That sounds a lot like control right? Choose differently and make your first statements of positivity that will slowly or quickly begin to change the direction of your energy. Directing your energy to more positive things are bound to bring back things you like to see around you. Try not to think about things that you believe are out of your control. That is just your bruised ego feeling bad and not wanting to believe that your life and surroundings are your own doing. Don't stay and focus there! Do and say positive things that can begin to lighten up the day. Say something nice to a stranger even though you feel rotten inside for what just happen to you. I guarantee you will be surprised at how fast moods and outcomes change for you.

Wake UP! It's going to be a good day.
Wake UP! It's going to be a good day.

Stay Positive With Affirmations

Yes! Get out of bed. Get an extra hour of sleep you deserve it but don't stay there. Get up because improving your life is your new job. It's not the time to think about what could have been but time to clean up, because now you have the time. Freshen up everything around you and make it smell sweet like victory.

As you clean those windows say affirmations like, "I see clearly now!"

Empty those trash cans and say, "Everything that was holding me back is gone!"

With a fresh mind and positive attitude, I can do anything. What I do now has a purpose. I am committed to my happiness now and now everything will be better.

With every sweep out goes the old feelings of unworthiness and back in comes wealth and prosperity for me.

How to Interview Jobs

Each time you search for a job you are recruiting the best candidate for your life. You are interviewing your next 40 hours a week so this should be the most important job you do next. In some cases, we spend more time at our jobs than with our own families. Remember this could be a time to change that. Whatever it is you want should be clearly written down in front of you. Write down requirements for your next job. If you don't, how will you know if this job is right for you? You are then allowing them to dictate your life and tell you what your life will be like. In every interview, think of it as you are interviewing them to see if they fit into your vision of life as you are the one planning to live it.

If you don't know what you really want this is a good time for reflection and possibly some social interaction. Talking with friends and family can help you figure out where your life is now and where you want it to go. How do your friends and family fit into your working life, your vacations, and even your health? Are these healthy relationships? Are these friends serving your highest good?

Interview Your Job! It's Your Life!
Interview Your Job! It's Your Life!

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Create Your Life
Create Your Life

Create Your Life With Intention

Get rid of the bad weeds in your life. People and relationships that cost you money that you don't want to spend. More importantly, relationships and activities that cost you valuable time that you would rather be spending elsewhere. It's time to take an inventory of your feelings and your relationships and strike through those that need weeding out! See if that doesn't give you some perspective on a new life. It can be awesome. Why shouldn't it be?

We often don't do these important feelings checks to see if our lives are going as well as we would like. Starting today though we can create vision boards and begin to put down in a physical form for us to look at daily clear reminders of what we really want. The how isn't as important now. I promise if you want it strongly enough your life will begin to reflect most things you desired and felt strongly enough to put down on paper. So go ahead grab that big poster and design your life.

Affirm that your life is great! Get out of bed and get ready to interview your new life! Sweep out the old and tired and bless your future with positive affirmations and vision boards for a new day.

— Maurice Glaude

© 2017 Maurice Glaude


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    • newbizmau profile image

      Maurice Glaude 4 weeks ago from Mobile, AL


      I appreciate your kind words. It is very human and happens to many who hold those feeling of shame inside.

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      Alexis 7 weeks ago

      I liked this article a lot because you take the realistic and non-cliche approach. Granted I've never been fired, I do know individuals who have been and each and every one of them are now employed in better jobs and quite happy! It's understandable and very human to feel sorry for yourself...but you really have to cast that aside, otherwise interviewers will pick up on that in a heartbeat!