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How to find closure for past hurts

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We could define closure as an act of putting an end to something, especially in relationships, institutions or anything that would have caused us to feel unwanted, unloved or hurt.  Really, anything that gives us the desire to terminate something significant in our lives.


Getting closure on an issue can be hard

Letting go of something that was once important to you can be difficult. And that’s where closure comes in.

When people need to get closure on an issue it’s usually because the getting rid of that event or thing in their lives is significant to them, and it holds special value and meaning to them.


But why do you need to move on from some things in your life?

It’s important to remember that finding closure means that we get healing from those things that hurt us in the past.  

Once healed from a situation that caused you pain, guilt or shame, you’ll come to realize that even though it was difficult, it was necessary. It was necessary for your growth, for your upliftment and for you to be stronger.


So, how do you get closure?

There are many ways to find closure and the following are some of the steps you can use:

Rise above the pain and take full responsibility for yourself. Ultimately, it’s up to you to take the actions to move you forward.

Cry if you need to and grieve the loss of that thing you used to hold close. Take as much time as you need. It’s never easy trying to get over something or someone you really loved. This is usually the hardest part for many people in finding closure.

Pick yourself up. At this point you need to pick up the pieces and move forward, knowing you’ve become stronger than before.

Make plans for yourself. Make plans for what you want for yourself in the future and how you’ll eventually get it.

Create a personal system for finding closure. Create a plan you’ll use whenever you need closure again.


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5 Costly mistakes you’re making on social media when it comes to getting a job

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When you use social media it’s all about the quality of your posts and the audience you attract. You should use social media in a positive way that makes you look professional and work ready.

Companies use background checks as a reliable way of verifying claims made by applicants when they go for a job. And because we’re living in a world of technology, they use that technology to their advantage when screening prospective hires. 

But here are 5 things that might be messing up your chances of getting the job.


You use social media has a venting outlet

Many people use social media as a venting outlet to release anger and oftentimes say what they think without considering the consequences of their actions. 

You may be having a bad day, may have had a disagreement with someone or may have had a bad experience at a particular location. And then you choose to vent about it on social media out of anger. 

Things like that only leave employers to think one thing. And that is, if they hire you and you get angry you’ll tarnish the company’s image in the same way you’ve already tarnished your own.


You share too much of the wrong information

You should be very mindful of the things you share and the source that your information is coming from. 

Think before you broadcast. 

Ask yourself: is the source of the information I’m sharing credible? And do your research before sharing. This is how fake news gets spread, and you really don’t want to be a part of that.


Poor usage of grammar and spelling

Communication is a core skill that’s needed in any work environment. And If you’re constantly making spelling and grammatical errors on social media it only leaves employers to think that you might not be able to express yourself well through writing or even face to face communication.


Are you posting inappropriate pictures online?

Posting inappropriate pictures on social media can really damage your image. 

You have to be professional with your online brand, and understand that whatever is seen on your pages is what potential employers use to judge you as a candidate. 

Posting sexual content and promoting drugs, alcohol, violence or any illegal activities only shows you up in a negative light. And employers are looking to hire candidates who they believe can positively reflect their organization. 

So, it’s best to clean up your image if you want a shot at that dream job of yours.


When was the last time you updated your account?

An account that’s out of date tends not to be a good look. It may be time to update your account and be more consistent with your posting regime.


Social media is a useful tool to show off your skills and personality, share your hobbies, friendships, and achievements. And employers want to see how well you network and build engagement to create your personal brand before they start to trust you with theirs.


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