I believe that the biggest Upside to this Downsizing time in our society, is that we can now stop, breathe and take stock of our lives. It's a time to ask ourselves if we are happy on our present course or is this the opportunity to try something new, to finally go for our dreams.
So many people are laid off, hoping to be rehired in a field that they didn't want in the first place. They've spent the last several months, years, even decades complaining about their chosen path. For one reason or another it ended and now they want it back.
Perhaps this is the time to take the leap toward personal fulfillment. As the saying goes, find what you love to do and figure out a way to make money doing it.
I encourage you to ask yourself, what would you do if you knew you could not fail? Picture yourself in the new situation. Let the fantasy flow for at least a minute or two. That will start the energy in motion. Forget the "how am I going to get there" and just focus on the "what do I really want."
It helps to write down three steps you can take toward your new situation. Then take the steps, which are usually as simple as a phone call or some internet research. One foot in front of the other. The results might not come directly from the steps you take, but may seem to appear out of the blue. It's all about the energy you set into motion from the joyous feelings of your thoughts, fantasies, visualizations and actions. It's the joy that attracts your dream.
Go for it...the time is now!