You did your job well, you get fired. You didn’t do your job well, you get fired. We’re probably better off not working anyway!
Thing is, life happens. Sure, you may be the best at your job and get compliments from your boss here and there, but there’s no assurance that you’ll be for keeps. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t work well. It just means that you didn’t lose your job because you’re a bad person. Unless, of course, you did something that hurt a fellow human being – that’s a different story though.
Just got fired? Here are some practical advice for software developers like you who feel like it’s the end of the world.
Get Off The Virtual World And Into Reality
Perhaps the most toxic thing you can do to your well-being as of the moment is to browse through social media like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Now’s not the best time to do that. You will surely end up feeling a hundred times more miserable than you already are. Social media may be a useful tool to connect with family, friends, high school classmates, or people with the same interests as yours, however, it can also be a tool for us to subjectively compare ourselves to others. Don’t empty the mental energy that’s left of you. Instead, recharge by deleting your social media mobile apps for at least 90 days to give you more time on focusing on rebuilding yourself. After that, you may or may not go social online, but at least you’ve given yourself the time to be at peace with your inner thoughts.
Crash The Pity Party And Start An Action Plan
It’s easy to judge ourselves after a breakup, after getting fired, or even after losing an online game. Mourn if you must but don’t go overboard and make life all about sobbing. In case you’re wondering, nobody actually cares if you go through a tough time in your life. It may be a bitter pill to swallow but people have a timer on how long they can sympathize with you. Whatever happens to you, their lives still go on. Do you think the sun would stop shining just because you get fired? No. The world doesn’t owe you anything. If you don’t get back up on your own, no one else will do that for you. If it still feels too heavy to list the things that you want to do, just do at least ONE important thing each day that would just break the momentum. Building a portfolio, getting a part-time job, walk your dog – it doesn’t matter. Take things step by step and you’ll get there.
Rebuilding a career is not that simple. So if things didn’t go exactly the way you planned it, change directions. That doesn’t mean that you must quit. Yes, the grass is greener on the other side yet you can also water yours so it becomes greener too.
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