What do you do when you lose your job??!!
I have personally lost my job…twice. No notice, no severance, no nothing, just gone.
If you have recently lost your job, what in the world are you supposed to do??!!
Here’s my caveat…If you have 6 — 12 months of monthly expenses saved up, just ready to cushion your fall, first off, GREAT JOB!! Second off…you probably don’t need this article, cuz’ you already know what side of the street the sun shines. 😉
However, if you’re like MOST of us, you probably don’t have 6 — 12 months of monthly expenses saved up. So for you, I have some ideas that will help!
1. BREATHE! Yes, seriously breathe. More oxygen in your lungs means you will stay calmer and have more oxygen in your brain to help you solve this.
2. Don’t panic. Ok…panic a little bit, just enough so that you take it seriously, then go back to instruction #1 and breathe. I personally believe that everything happens for a reason, and that reason is there to SERVE you. This is easy to believe when everything is rainbows and butterflies. Harder to accept when you just lost the way you pay your rent. But try it on anyway, it will help.
3. SIMPLIFY!!! Take a good, hard look at your spending and get rid of anything (and I mean ANYTHING) that you don’t need! Starbucks, take-out food, expensive wine, going out, mani-pedis, golf, movies, CABLE TV (yup, I said it.) You can still watch your favorite shows on Hulu, and that’s FREE