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Is Unemployment Causing You Stress? Ways to Cope Up with It

Several months have passed by taking interviews, but you have not landed your dream job. Anxiety and frustration mount up that you often feel to tear apart everything around you. You spend days restless and nights sleepless, and gradually you step closer to throwing in the towel. Your savings drain away. Expenditure appears from nowhere, […]

Unemployment

Several months have passed by taking interviews, but you have not landed your dream job. Anxiety and frustration mount up that you often feel to tear apart everything around you. You spend days restless and nights sleepless, and gradually you step closer to throwing in the towel.

Your savings drain away. Expenditure appears from nowhere, and you take out loans. The situation exacerbates, as you have no funds to pay back your debt. You keep taking out a rollover loan, and eventually, you find yourself under a vicious circle of debt. Since you are struggling to land, a new job does not mean that you will give up. You need to have patience; it will help you maintain the right attitude during unemployment. Revitalise your strength and keep finding a job you want.

Here are a few ways:

Accept the reality

Unemployment is a loss but ruminating over it day and night is not the solution. Even if you have been laid off, you do not need to criticise your employer. You cannot live in the past; life never stops. Think of what you need to do next instead of thinking of what has happened to you. Now you need to be more productive. Update your resume, go through all job portals and newspapers, and put in your job application.

Unemployment is not unusual

If you look around, you find millions of people are suffering from unemployment. You are not alone who has been laid off. You are not alone who is struggling to manage finances. The good thing is unemployment is not a permanent situation. Do not lose hope; every cloud has a silver lining. Plan your schedule and keep searching for a good job unless you find it.

Do not kill time

Just because you do not have your current job, does not mean that you will be at a loose end. Now you will look for a job. Spend a couple of hours in reading Advertisements, Job Notifications, and Contacting Recruiters. Submit your resume. You never know when you get a new opportunity, and you may be a suitable candidate.

Do not slag off yourself

Self-criticism is one of the biggest reasons for a dampened spirit. The jobless give up because they think they do not have the skills to crack an interview. If you fail to impress your interview committee, do not put yourself down. Do not let negative thoughts sweep over your positivity. Never think, “You are a loser,” “You cannot do it,” “It is impossible,” “Perhaps this is my destiny,” etc.  Motivate yourself. Think, “You can do,” “You are educated, and you worked,” “You have experience,” “You can get a job,” “You will get a job,” etc.

Gain positivity

Do some activities to divert your mind. Watch motivational and stress buster videos to uplift your mood energy. If you do not want to step out, do household work like cleaning, washing and preparing a meal to keep yourself busy. You should also join communities on social media sites. Getting involved with other people will help you know about political, environmental, social issues. Groups may also update you about new vacancies. Join a sports club and read books. If you dedicate your day to these activities, you will feel better and motivated.

Exercise

Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and uplift mood. A brisk walk and cardio exercises will help you stay healthy and fit. Even if you are not fond of activities, stretching is enough to get rid of stiffness. When you take an interview, you need to look confident and healthy. You must remember that employers shortlist candidates with good health.

Unemployment may disappoint you but should not divert your focus from financial stability. After all, it must be one of the many goals of life. Realities may sometime bitter, and you have to accept it. The important thing is that how you cope up with these realities and find out relevant ways to step up your feet without any obstruction. Nobody escapes difficult times, but you can mitigate your sufferings by staying motivated. Think positive and find a job you love. You will succeed.

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