Without making light of the situation, which sees the unemployment rate of the nation soaring and people struggling to make ends meat in less than desirable situations, it is important that people try to find joy in their situation.
‘I am ever hopeful that more people can see it as an opportunity,’ says life coach Nancy Colasurdo. ‘As a life coach, I hear all the time how people get into ruts, have no time for anything they want to do, have abandoned most of the things that give them joy and have become surrounded by clutter. Their material possessions are holding them hostage, they’re competitive with their friends and neighbors, and they don’t seem to get that they’ve created all of it. And these are EMPLOYED people!’.
Nancy advises people who have been made redundant to go along with the sadness and anger they may feel for a while but to also spend time doing things that make you happy. Pursue new endevours, take care of yourself by eating well and excercising, try volunteering and do the things you’ve always said you would if you had the time.
The idea is not to spend all of your unemployed time in full-blown panic mode. It will benefit no one, especially not you.
‘It is not a crime to find joy and possibility during life’s setbacks. It is actually quite admirable’.