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Radical Acceptance of Self After Job Loss

Updated: Mar 15, 2022

Leaving a job without a plan, especially one where you liked the job but found the working environment unhealthy, is a life experience that can leave confidence waning. There is a meme going around on social media right now that notes that the first thing most people ask when meeting someone new is what do you do? In a capitalistic society, our work is often seen as an indicator of personal worth by others, and that makes it even more difficult when a job ends unexpectedly.

Most people in the United States work at least two-hundred-and-sixty days each year, forty hours per week, over two-thousand-and-eighty hours. That means five days per week, we spend more awake time with work colleagues than we do with our families or our friends. When something breaks at work, it can be hard to repair.