You know ... I coped by planning an being practical ... got right down to business, but that's because I operate out of fear and anxiety.
And even I resented the financial planner looking at me, with a child in p-t pre-school and a child in 1/2 kindergarten, and asking how soon I thought I could get a job.
Excuse me? This UA violation walks out and my kids and I pay the price?
Yep, of course, that is how it is, but you are wise to take it slow.
I was very efficient and very go-getter and have a great new job, but it is literally killing me from stress and the commute and is really hard on my kids (all for low pay, mind you).
So take it slow and careful. Sometimes being all business rushes us into the wrong path.