Being laid off was the best thing to happen to me.
I was laid off last year after being overworked and underpaid for almost 6 years at a company where there were only 2 role options: management or non-management. Management roles meant a "whopping" $4k raise to triple your workload and stress. Being laid off was the best thing to happen to me. It gave me time to get my financial, health, and spiritual houses in order. It also lowered my stress to the point where my husband and I are now expecting.