Written byMarina Agafonov, MA Provisional Psychologist
You’ve lost your job and now all of a sudden, you go into this worrying mode and you’re constantly worrying about how am I going to feed my family? How am I going to pay the rent? Where am I going to find my next job, and all that worrying can be detrimental to your health?
It’s the thing that’s on your mind all day long 24/7. So it kind of leads you to decreased productivity. Because now that the only thing you’re worried about is losing your job. Worrying am I going to be the next one to be cut?
Here are some tips to help cope and manage that stress.
Tip #1 Be brave and speak out.
It’s so important to open up and open up the communication lines.
Stay connected with your family members and community.
Sometimes when you get into a dark spot you don’t realize you’re there, your family members and your community are the first ones to notice it. It’s so important for your family and community to be around you.
So don’t be shy to say that you’re suffering or hurting.
This is also a really good message for family members.
Watch out for people in your life who are withdrawing, pulling back or who aren’t going out and socializing.
That should be a trigger point for you to reach out to them and ask, are you okay? Is everything going okay in your life?
Tip #2 Maintain your daily routine
Keep your daily routine, keep your daily exercise routine (which is nature’s anti-depressant).
So, what do I mean when I say keep your routine? I mean, go about your day in an intentional way.
“When you lead an intentional we live it with purpose.” Marina Agafonov
Volunteer and Make Time For Networking
Volunteering can be two-fold. It gives you a sense of purpose and is a great way to feel connected. It gives you an opportunity network with others who are still employed and may be looking for employees or know of job leads. Make this a weekly activity.
Making time for networking events is equally important and should be a weekly activity. Don’t give up on your job prospects and keep at it. There are jobs out there you just need to continue to be proactive.
Tip # 3 Talk to a professional
Last but not least, if you are in a place where you need to seek help. Don’t be shy seeking someone out.
Family members this is an opportunity for you as well if they see family members withdrawing, and you’re concerned call a Psychologist. We are a great resource; we can give you tips and a new outlook on life.
We help analyze and see where there’s room for improvement.
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