How do you survive change you did not ask for? Below are some important strategies for surviving unexpected change.
Engage in at least one activity every day that you can completely control.
Fake the confidence and skills you need to rebound until you have them. This will help you rewire your brain to be what you imagine.
Focus on where you want to be a year from now. Look forward versus backward.
Celebrate small successes. Create positive energy.
Consider why options might work, even if you suspect they won't.
Eliminate "yes, but" from your vocabulary.
Help others with their problems. Talking out a solution that is similar to your situation may give you priceless perspective.
Encourage yourself. You Can Do It!
Schedule a 15-minute daily "worry time". If you have a tendency to worry, pick a time and do it, and at all other times, just say not now.
Remind yourself of your strengths and positive qualities each time you think of your problems. You have a whole tool kit to deal with issues, use it.