I’d suggest on the day you lose your job that you take advantage of any grace period of relief from anxiety. Do some small, nice thing for yourself to cushion the blow, like get ice-cream. Then take an hour to sit quietly and think about the future.
In that hour you’ll want to formulate some kind of a master plan. Getting a job will be your new job, so outline the daily routine: When will you start, what will your hours be, what are your goals and how will you know you are meeting them?
In short, get your act together and your feet under you before everything falls on you. Then you’ll be running strong rather than flailing about.. I can’t think of a better way to use a rotten day.
Contributors: Adam Cole from A Jazz Musician Who Writes Books