There’s no doubt about it: it sucks when you’ve lost your job. Job loss is stressful under normal times, and even more so with everything going on right now. We’re living in some unusual times, to say the least.
So what can you do when you lose your job?
First, whether or not you have emergency savings to fall back on, tuck these scary feelings away for the future. Because you can use them later to completely change your life for the better. (Long term unemployment was what got me off the path of debt to a very positive place. I used how I felt during that time as motivation to do everything I could to never be in that position again.)
I won’t lie to you: Dealing with job loss is going to be hard. But you can get through it.
Meanwhile, what can you do in the short term if you’re in the US? Here are 11 things to look at doing when you’ve lost your job.