You’ve been hit by a job loss. It’s traumatic. It’s shocking. You’re feeling a loss of control and a loss of identity. You may be feeling like you’re falling … with potentially no net to catch you. You start to wonder about ‘what if this’ and ‘what if that’. You start to doubt yourself. Lots of different feelings and thoughts are rushing through your mind right now. You want to make sense of it all, but sometimes it feels overwhelming.
What I found helpful during this process was to take the time that I needed to let it sink in. Don’t fight it. Don’t deny it. Create time and space to absorb it. This is important.