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Things to Keep You Busy When You Have Been Laid Off

Category: Motivation | Posted by: CayVisions

As you pack your desk and begin to head out of what used to be your office, you hold your head up high and walk through the door. The moment you get into the comfort of your car, the feelings begin to hit you. Sadness, confusion, worry, stress, and all of the above. Now what? What are you to do? You went from working forty to sixty hours a week to none.

 

Do not worry. For one, take a deep breath. Yep, then take another one. Let the air flow to your muscles to relax your body. I want to let you know it will all be okay. Things will work out and it might take sometime, but it will all work out.

 

Now I am sure you know what damage control steps to take. First, you should take a look at your finances and begin trimming unnecessary expenses. Calculate how long your last paycheck will last. Next, you need to begin updating your resume and apply for another job. If you were laid off or let go through no-fault of your own then you also qualify for unemployment.

 

But, what do you do in between that? You can’t sit at a computer all day filling out applications. That would drive you mad! Here at CayVisions, we believe in providing not only online marketing solution for businesses in the Cayman Islands, but also tips to help you cope through life’s struggles. When something like this happens you could lose your identity and forget what it is like to be part of the outside world.

 

I am going to give you a few ideas of things you can do to keep you sane during this emotional time in your life.

 

Volunteer

 

Giving your time to a great cause will make you feel so good. It will bring joy and happiness to your heart. You can visit Cayman Care, Cayman Heart Fund , Cayman Hospice Care and others to find volunteer opportunities in your area. There are many organizations that need help. This is your chance to give back in a way that you were not able to when you were working.

 

Read

 

Reading self-help books will help you grow and develop into the person you always wanted to become. You can find motivational books to get your inspired to act now on any dream you may have postponed in the past. Read fictional books to get your imagination going and engulf yourself into a new world. Biographies from greats like Steve Jobs, Abraham Lincoln, Marcus Garvey, Nelson Mandela, and other greats to learn more about their past struggles. You will be surprised to know many of them did not have a perfect life. They went through many trials and tribulations to get them to their success.

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