In this video, learn how to manage the personal stress of leaving a job. It's natural to experience stress after leaving a job, but there are specific things you can do to keep it from affecting your health.
- Leaving your job is going to be stressful. … In fact, it's one of the most stressful things … you can do in life … and it's not just stressful for you, … but it can be for other people, too, … Your boss, your coworkers, your family, … and/or the customers and vendors you work with. … Generally, to get through the transition, … you want to stay engaged with people on an ongoing basis … and follow a regular schedule of activities. … Here are some specific tips. … First, put a plan together in writing. … This will help push some of the emotion … and drama into the background. … What do you need to do, in what order and by when. … Next, create a supportive environment for yourself. … Reach out to the people in your life … who will offer sympathy and understanding … and remind you how good and valuable you are. … Some members of your family or friends … or trusted colleagues have been there before, … maybe even more than once. … It's comforting to know that you're not the first person … who's had to deal with the upset of leaving a job …
- Assessing the pros and cons of quitting your job
- Giving notice
- Talking to your supervisor
- Saying goodbye
- Reflecting on your old role