The last 2 years have been tough for many of us. Living and working through a pandemic has put strain and pressure on us as individuals, families, workplaces, communities, societies and countries like we have never seen before.
Have you heard of the Great Resignation?
People are leaving their jobs by the millions around the world – what could be causing this reaction? There are a number of theories.
People could be leaving because they:
- don’t feel valued at work
- have more opportunity to work remotely
- are experiencing any of the 7 Dark Sides of Work
- want to do something meaningful
- are looking for more flexibility
- don’t agree with workplace mandates and policy changes
- have been forced to due to constant Government lockdowns, businesses closing and changing rules and regulations
If the last 2 years have taught us anything, it’s that life is to be lived and we deserve to be happy, valued and safe at work.
Many people are leaving without a job to go to. This can be unnerving and exciting at the same time. If you’ve recently lost your job or you’ve left a toxic workplace without another to job to go to, it can be extremely stressful and there’s a lot to think about.
When we’re stressed, we can go into fight, flight, freeze mode where our bodies and brains literally stop functioning effectively. You can read my recent article about it here.
Where to now?
Firstly, if you’re struggling with your mental health and you need help, please know you are not alone. If you need support, please get in touch with someone who can help.
The next thing I would recommend is taking a look at your budget. Understand what your essential bills are and what you need to live.
There are a number of templates you can download to help you budget. Here’s a template I created for the current financial year you can use if needed.
See what payments or expenses you can reduce or eliminate all together. Perhaps you can put a hold on some subscriptions or payments for a period of time until you find another job? Give your bank or loan providers a call to let them know your situation and see if you can hold or reduce payments for a period of time.
Check out my LinkedIn article where I share 3 resources to take control of your finances and your future.
What can you do?
There are many things you can do to make money and support your family. Here’s a few to get your creative juices flowing:
- What is your area of expertise? Could you consult using your skills?
- Could you share your skills online for a subscription service? What do you know that you can teach people and add value to their lives?
- Do you have things at home you don’t use that you can sell?
- Are you handy? Can you make items to sell?
- Can you do odd jobs for friends and family?
- Could you offer services for your street such as lawn mowing, weeding, babysitting, dog walking or minding, or helping people prepare their homes for fires and floods?
- Where are organisations hiring? There are many industries that need help right now including delivery services with the lead up to Christmas
- Could you join up with friends, your local community or like minded people to start a business or a cooperative to reduce expenses for food for example?
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