Today, let us talk about job loss. Whether by being dismissed, downsized, walking away or whatever you call it-job loss is painful.

It is not only emotionally draining but also ranks among top causes of stress. This is because it alters relationships, lifestyle and many more. It becomes worse if you don't have a support system of friends, relatives or a partner.

<p><b>Whether by being dismissed, downsized, walking away or whatever you call it-job loss is painful</b></p><p><b>It becomes worse if you don't have a support system of friends, relatives or a partner</b></p>

One goes through the same cycle of denial, anger, frustration and finally adaptation. But just like in death, there is a period of grieving. This is so especially if we had this sentimental attachment to our jobs.

Many of us closely identify ourselves by what we do for a living. When someone takes your job away, you can lose track of who you are and even your purpose in life.

The emotional baggage can hold you back from moving forward. Cry you heart out if you want, rant out to your friend and family about your lousy boss. Once the emotional aspect has been settled, determine how long your financial reserves will sustain you then decide to look for another job or have a total career change.

You must decide where to go next. Job loss is not always a bad thing. It can serve as a wake up call to move out of a comfort zone and explore new skills that you never knew you had.

Who knows the doors it can open? And to those who name call those in these circumstances always remember no one chooses to be jobless and as long as you are employed, you are a candidate of job loss.

Be kind and understanding to jobless people they are internally shattered. Tomorrow you might need their kindness too.