Depending on your situation, being unemployed can be a really stressful experience, especially if it was unexpected.
The coronavirus outbreak has triggered a lot of people losing their jobs since March. If you are one of those people, you may be wondering what’s next. Fortunately, a dismissal doesn’t necessarily damage your career and it could just be the best thing that ever happened to you.
Here are 4 ways to not only recover but also make the most of it.
1. Don’t Panic
It is normal to feel stressed and anxious but you need to make sure it doesn’t get the best of you.
Fortunately in today’s environment, there are many resources to lean on through this difficult time. The very first thing you could do is to apply for unemployment benefits to get you through a challenging financial situation especially for those that have a family to take care of.
There are actually quite a number of creditors and service providers who are creating and implementing policies to assist consumers through this crisis.
The best you can do is contact your bank or mortgage company to inquire about delaying mortgage payments. But, make sure to know all the pros and cons before registering.
3.Breathe And Take A Step Back
Realizing yourself without a job can give you all the time to take a step back to analyze your situation. You can reevaluate your personal and professional goals. Ask yourself did you even enjoy what you were doing? or what is what you really want to pursue? Were you already thinking of making a career change before the dismissal?
If that is the case, this might be the best time to consider a new direction.
You can make a list of the activities you are good at and enjoy.
Change is constant. If you feel like your world has come to an end because you were recently part of dismissal, don’t.
There are more than a million people in the world who are on the same boat with you, by no fault of their own. Also, remember that there is a difference between being laid off and getting fired. You are fired as a result of something you’ve done. Being fired is a permanent termination of employment but being dismissed is the result of circumstances beyond your control.
It is really important for you to understand the distinction so you can explain it to future employers.
Remember, there are many things out there that are out of our control, so be patient, and don’t forget to practice self-wellness. Put your mental and physical health first during this unprecedented time rather than drowning yourself in a sea of negativities.