How to Stay Positive If You Lose Your Job + Free Printables

As tough times have hit the country, many of us are faced with the many different “unexpected”s. Even before this year, 40 percent of Americans will be laid off at some point in their lives. To get through these different times, it’s important to focus on the positive and plan for the future ahead. For instance, if you’ve been thinking about taking up a side hustle, right now may just be the perfect time to slow down and start it. Or, you may have been wanting to quit already. You could take this time to reflect on what skills and interests you could weigh on before making your next career move. 

When times are uncertain, focusing on something you’re passionate about can help you stay motivated and happy. While this may be a new experience for many, make the best of it! Download Turbo’s printables and figure out where and what your next adventure may hold. 

Start of By Simplifying

If your main source of income may have been cut short, no need to panic. Start preparing for the change and tap into your emergency fund if you have one. Dig deep into what you need to spend to survive and where you may be able to cut back. Download our budgeting printable to help get a bigger picture of your budget. 

Envision Your Future

When you were at your previous job, you may have found yourself daydreaming about what you would love to see in your life. That may be in a similar position, or a completely different one. Tap back into that mindset and really see what you’d like your life to look like in the future. Once you’ve filled out our printable, start making strides towards your daydreaming goal. 

Brainstorm “Fun” Side Hustle Ideas

If you want something extra to do during this time, think up different side hustles. These could range from starting your own blog, side business, or even becoming a freelancer. Consider what your past job may have taught you and what skills you already have to monetize. Then, get started on making some extra cash while spending this time at home. 

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