Support for Trying Times

Submitted by Melva MacDonald, Administrative Coordinator

In these trying times it may seem that running away from our feelings is the only thing to do, but avoiding them will just mean you will have to face them at some time in the future.

Try to acknowledge them, really feel the loss, sadness, anger and you will be able to get through this. It’s kind of like doing laundry, you pre-soak the stains, sort the colors into different piles and do one load at a time. Once everything is washed and put away, you have accomplished and job you can be proud of. If you are the person that bottles up your emotions, try talking to a trusted friend or therapist that can give you some feedback and the perspective that you need to see things in a different light. Remember:

A burden shared is a burden halved.

Take action–though  times can be incredibly overwhelming there are many things you can do to help you move forward. Make a new resume, visit LinkedIn Learning (available through Work Prep) take a course, write a blog about how this situation is making you feel. Put something uplifting on Facebook to be shared with others. Call or email your Work Prep Counselor, we are more than happy to help.

Try not to worry about tomorrow or the rest of your life, just take one day at a time.

You can do this!