In part one of this series we went over the things you need to put in place for yourself when you have lost a job. There is more to it though. We all have strong emotions and money worries so I want to go over all that as well.
As with any major change in life there are normal feelings to be dealt with including embarrassment, anger, loss/grief, depression, stress, relief. Take the time to go through those emotions and process them. You have every right to feel the way you do and in order to move to the next step of your life you need to get past the emotions that are tying you up.
Money is also a concern for many of us so here are some tips from frugal budgeters:
- Cut out the extra stops during the day. Make the coffee in a travel mug from home rather than stopping to get it when you are out.
- Remember to include emergency and long term savings/expenses into your budget. Even if money is tight, $25 a week helps ease the pressure.
- Keep track of your expenditures for a month so you can easily track where your money is going and where you are overspending. You may be surprised at the outcome when you review it. Especially if you have not been keeping track prior to this.
- Make an action plan for the first 30 days.
- Create a daily routine.
Do you know what can happen to your body when you hold grudges? Irritability, teeth grinding, gastrointestinal difficulties, frustration, stress headaches, neck and back aches, etc. This is not something you want to experience so process your emotions, release them and then start putting a plan in action to start the next new phase of your life.