I recently reached the 1 year mark since I was laid off. It’s a sobering reality and one that, quite frankly, bummed me out a bit. There’s something that I’ve learned, though, during that time: How to chill the hell out.
Before I was laid off, I was constantly stressing about providing for the family and trying to shoehorn my life into what I wanted and expected it to me. I expected for me to be working and my wife to not work. I expected and wanted to bring in a large income. I stressed and agonized constantly about making the right choices to make sure nothing unexpected - nothing unplanned - happened. Clearly, all of that stress was for not.