How can I handle stress regarding pending job layoffs?

Job layoffs are among the most stressful situations workers can face. They can happen in any industry. While you're looking for a job, you can apply for unemployment benefits and work for the company that's laying you off. If your company is offering an outplacement team, they may be able to give you access to career and stress counseling for those facing job layoffs. If not, you can look into community counselors who help provide some coping skills for the ordeal. Some may be payable through financial aid programs.

All in all, you should eat healthy foods, exercise daily and force yourself to enjoy at least a little fun activity every day to try to refresh and relax your mind. Focus on keeping stress out of your life and devote a portion of your day to finding a job. The remainder of the day should be for your enjoyment.