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Post power syndrome is a condition when a person lives in the shadow of the power he once had and has not been able to accept the loss of that power. Post power syndrome is often experienced by people who have just entered retirement
Not a few people who make work as a form of self-actualization and life goals. Upon entering retirement, these people lose not only their beloved job, but also all the forms of self-esteem they received while still working, such as praise, respect, and a sense of need by others.
This big change can lead to a feeling that they are no longer useful, even have no purpose in life anymore. This condition is called post power syndrome.
If one of your family or friends has post power syndrome, he/she really needs your help and support to get through this time.
Because, if allowed to drag on, post power syndrome can cause sufferers to experience various he alth problems, both physically and mentally.
Post Power Syndrome Symptoms
There are several symptoms that can be a sign that someone is experiencing post power syndrome. Here are some of them:
- Less enthusiasm in living life after retirement
- Withdrawing from society
- Don't want to lose
- Doesn't like to hear other people's opinions
- Likes to criticize or criticize other people's opinions
- Likes to talk about his past greatness or power
How to Accompany People with Post Power Syndrome
People who experience post power syndrome will usually show a variety of negative emotions. However, remember not to shy away from or walk away from it. Help him adapt and accept his condition in these ways:
1. Give a new busy
One of the reasons someone can experience post power syndrome is because of the loss of routines or habits that are done every day. Therefore, giving people with post power syndrome a new job can be a way to divert their minds from the shadows of their past work.
The activities that you can offer can vary, such as sports to just picking up grandchildren at school every afternoon. You can also ask him what he wants to do in his retirement.
2. Keep good communication
As previously mentioned, people who are experiencing post power syndrome should not be left alone, because this can make their post power syndrome symptoms worse. Therefore, as much as possible you should continue to maintain communication with him.
If you can't meet in person every day, you can also maintain communication through telephone or video calls. That way, he won't feel alone when he faces his post power syndrome.
3. Ask a third person for help
If you find it difficult to deal with people who are experiencing post power syndrome, you can ask other people to help you accompany them.
Doing the methods above is expected to help him get through his post power syndrome better. That way, he can live his retirement in a he althy and happy way.
In addition, make sure that people with post power syndrome lead a he althy lifestyle. You can invite him to get used to eating he althy foods, remind him to get enough sleep and not stay up late, and invite him to exercise together. This will have a good effect on his mental he alth.
However, if the ways you are doing don't work or maybe he looks even more moody and expresses feelings that he is useless or no longer has a purpose in life, try to consult a psychologist.
Psychologists can help you find the best way to support post power syndrome sufferers who may have gone into depression. If necessary, the psychologist can also refer to a psychiatrist so that this condition can be treated with medication.