How to deal with the stress of losing your job
How to handle the stress and anxiety of losing a job?
It can be overwhelming, but it’s also necessary.
For many people, the end of a job can feel like a total loss, says Joanna Jones, the author of “Stress and Anxiety.”
For others, it’s not so much that they’re losing their job, but that their life is ending.
“If you have no money, you may feel like you’re not worth it anymore,” she says.
Jones is a former financial planner and managing director of a financial advisory firm.
She says the worst thing about losing your dream job is that it’s often the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life.
Jones says it’s especially difficult for women because they’re often more vulnerable to stress than men.
“The problem is, a lot of women are dealing with anxiety, depression, anxiety about their relationship with their partner,” Jones says.
“You have to work at it and you have to be in the moment.”
Jones says the hardest part of losing her job was finding a way to get through the job search without letting her husband down.
“He’s my whole world,” she said.
But if she had to do it over again, Jones says, she would have done everything differently.
Jones lost her job after a long career, but she says it didn’t feel like it.
“The whole experience felt so much different than before,” she recalls.
Jones, who now runs a business advisory firm, says the stress can take many forms.
Sometimes it can be just about losing a boss, but sometimes it’s about losing family, friends or even friends and family.
Jones explains that if you have a relationship that’s on the line, you’re more likely to have a breakdown.
“You’re really on edge and you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to survive without your loved one,” she explains.
Jones found it especially difficult to lose a partner when she was pregnant with her first child.
“It was difficult,” Jones said.
“I didn’t know if I was going to be able to have this baby.”
Jones decided to give her career a try after her husband was laid off.
“I’m really into my career, I’ve got an amazing career, so I decided I would do it,” she remembers.
“And I’m now a successful financial planner, and I’m still looking for a new job.”
Jones said she still feels the need to be present for her partner at all times, but also tries to avoid stressful situations.
She’s found that being present for one’s partner helps her keep her calm, and it also helps her get through life with less stress.
“Being present for him is really helpful,” Jones explains.
“When you’re away from him, it makes you a little bit more comfortable, and you can get through it a little easier.”
Jones admits she’s not always right, and sometimes her decisions are too quick.
But when she does make a decision, she says, it usually comes with a lot more thought than what might be expected.
“In the end, I think it’s really important to take it in,” she admits.
Jones believes there are ways to deal successfully with the sudden loss of a life-long job.
“If you can do the right things, you’ll be able survive,” she advises.
Jones agrees that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach for dealing with the loss of your job.
But she says a good way to deal is to find a way that’s comfortable for both you and your partner.
“It’s important to have time for yourself and a safe place where you can go when you need to,” Jones recommends.
Jones recommends that you find a time to get out of your comfort zone.
“Find a quiet place where both of you can relax,” she suggests.
Jones suggests that you start by walking a few blocks.
“That’s when you can really relax and enjoy what you’ve got going on,” she recommends.
If you’ve lost a job, it might be hard to come back, but you should still be able find ways to help.
Jones has found that having a job at all can help you find the strength to come out of it and start a new chapter.
“This is where I think we need to take a step back and really look at what the future holds for our relationship,” she adds.
“And then be a little more resilient, and think about what you’re doing to get your life back on track.”