How To Cope If You’ve Been Laid Off

If you’ve been laid off during COVID-19, you are not alone. Millions of people around the world are in the same boat.

Losing your job is difficult, both financially and emotionally. 

If you are having a difficult time coping, these tips and tricks can help.

Maintain a Consistent Routine:

If you are no longer working, it’s easy for our days to lack structure, which can cause anxiety.

Even if you don’t have any time-sensitive commitments, you can still implement healthy habits. 

1) Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day.

2) Don’t skip any meals.

3) Call at least one friend or family member a day.

4) Practice self-care.

5) Start a passion project. 

Job Hunt:

It’s safe to assume that job hunting is not an option during this difficult time. However, that is not the case. There are plenty of jobs out there that can be done from the comfort of your own home.

Don’t be afraid to explore local job boards or Facebook groups. 

You never know what opportunities are out there unless you try. 

Your dream job may be one application way.

Learn Something New:

No matter how well versed you are in a subject, there is always something new to learn.

Now is the perfect time to deepen your existing skill sets or jump into something brand new.

There are so many incredible courses available online both paid and unpaid.

You never know. That one course or program can open the door to dozens of new career opportunities. 

Volunteer Virtually:

Volunteering not only helps the community – it can also give you a sense of purpose.

Do some research and see what opportunities are out there! Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people (virtually) and learn new skills.  Learn More