Some jobs snatch the soul out of your body. It takes some time to realize that we are thriving in a harmful and toxic workspace, but once it hits us hard, the only option left with us is to get out of that place, and FAST! Such a workplace and environment can leave you emotionally broken, mentally exhausted, and unhealthy.
What is the toxic workplace?
A toxic workplace is a work environment where people’s behavior and the working atmosphere cause serious disruptions in employee life. Disruptions can create psychological problems and physical symptoms in the employees and make them emotionally broken, mentally exhausted, and unhealthy.
In this article, we will discuss several different ways by which you can take care of yourself, regain, and install back that confidence which your previous jobs have sucked out of you. There are many ways by which you may have experienced such toxicity, such as burdening with work, poor management, office politics, bullying, and more, which makes it impossible for an employee to sustain and thrive in an environment. So let us get right into these points.
How to Recover After Leaving a Toxic Workplace?
If you are leaving a toxic workplace and want to try recovering from a toxic work environment, the best advice is to do more of what you are good at and try to accept and let go of your past. Leaving an abusive work environment can sometimes culminate and end up in court. Sometimes a person who suffered at work is ready to sue the company’s management.
But, this is a rare case. Maybe it is a fine moment to become a freelancer.
Here are some tips on how to recover from a toxic workplace:
Please watch this video about healing after leaving a toxic job:
1.Take some time off to re-align yourself.
It is crucial to set aside time to get back in work mode with a clear mind and a healthy you. If you slog yourself without giving yourself the time to heal, you will not deliver results even in a new organization, leading to further stress and dismay. If you can take some time off before starting a new job, then at-least set some personal time aside for yourself post your workday and weekends. Use this time to heal, meditate, and working on getting your internal productivity, fire, and focus back. This rejuvenation will help you to replenish what you have lost and have been depleted. Indulge yourself in some beautiful activities like gardening, dancing, or yoga to fill your soul back with health and confidence.
In our personal opinion, you should distance yourself from social media, watch TV and light-hearted fun comedies, enjoy a good bubble bath, healthy food, go out for strolls in the park and nature and develop unique and consistent sleeping patterns. All of this will reinstate you back to good health and heart.
But we know that it is not always so hip and glory. To truly move on from that awful experience, you need to indulge in some activities that will channelize your anger, frustration, and anxiety into something better. You can resort to exercises like cardio, dancing, exercising, singing out loud. Whatever is your style, find a suitable activity according to your personality, and get set going to release the pent up tension levels.
Apart from your solo self-healing session, we would suggest spending some quality time with your friends, family, and loved ones. These people should be the ones who possess your best interests in their hearts and will support and strengthen you no matter what.
2. It Time To Deal With Issues Eye To Eye
In the next step, we talk about facing your demons. What we mean by this is, to indeed come out of your toxic work experience and rise like a phoenix, it is essential to face your adverse issues, think constructively about them, and enable your psychology to come out of that horrific experience.
We know it can be a little tough to think about all of it again. Still, it is essential to analyze the false negative beliefs and assumptions that we may have developed because of our previous toxic job and release negative perceptions. You can do so by taking out some time every day and thinking, manifest, and journaling your feelings. This will help you reach the core of the issues, and once identified, you can take suitable measures to cancel the item out. It is time to release and let go!
Also, to seek that closure, you can explicitly write your experience in your exit interviews or merely mailing the same to your former HR manager describing your experience. Once done, you are likely to feel much empowered, positive, and bright.
Do things you’re good at
3. Do More Of What You Are Good At
It is crucial to work on rebuilding self-esteem and confidence one step at a time. To effectively do the same, reconnect with your core energies, and use them as a guide to making choices about your future, such as what you are good at and where you want to be. These strengths are not only gained from your last job, but out of you as a whole person, with a unique charming personality.
Also, you can get creative while doing this process. Discover several dimensions about what you are and what you are capable of being. Knowing that you are trying these creative ideas may lead you to find your dream career: writing, acting, or painting. It could be something else too!
4. Accept and Let Go Of Your Past
Since you have been journalizing your emotions and experiences, as suggested in our previous points, it now finally is time to let go of your past. When you feel that writing, speaking, or thinking about that particular experience no longer brings you pain, then you withhold no specific obligation to stay stuck in that toxic loop. Burn those memories away, shred your pain, and move on with your head held high.
How to recover after leaving a toxic workplace?
A toxic workplace can leave a scar on the soul. Playing sports and hanging out with sincere friends is the best move you can make after leaving a toxic workplace.
Allow yourself some time to accept and to move on. Do not compare your journey with anyone else; work on healing and bettering yourself every day. Gradually with time, your power, positivity, and passion will come back to life, and you will realize that you’ve gotten much stronger with this experience.
In the wise words of Hunt, “It’s important to remember that you are so much more than your job.” So to conclude, we would say take some time, allow yourself to heal, forgive everyone and yourself if required to let go of that stress and replace it with peace, calm and mental stability.