As someone who’s on the search for your next position, you’re likely experiencing stress. After all, you’re going through it: your life has changed. You no longer have a stable source of income, you’re struggling to find a job, you’re living your ‘
You’ve reached the point of exhaustion with your unemployed life. Still, stress aside, you’re focused on getting a job
fast. You feel you can’t stop and calm down because you need money now.
But, please, reconsider this feeling. I’ve been there. And believe me: stopping to calm down and manage your stress isn’t a bad thing to do, when done in a healthy manner.
Losing a job (or role) and finding a job is stressful. When it comes to looking for employment,
83% of global working adults feel the job search is stressful, according to the results of a HIRED study. Imagine the percentage rate among those unemployed.
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I’m sure you’ll agree with the following statement: surviving the Christmas holiday season with an uplifted spirit is hard, when you’re unemployed.
It reminds you: you’ve gone through the year, without a job offer in sight. It also reminds you of your
tight budget, which makes it impossible to buy wonderful gifts for your loved ones.
How to Mentally Survive the Christmas Holiday Season When You Have No Job. Creative Commons Pixabay Original Photo Courtesy of WDnetStudio. Edited by Priscilla.
I won’t even go into its ability to bring
feelings of failure and cycles of comparing your career ( and yourself) to others.
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“Less than half (48 percent) of participants functioned as usual after losing a job, with most people taking several years to return to normal life.”
These results come from a research study conducted by Psychologists Frank Infurna and Suniya Luthar of Arizona State University, as reported by
This study’s findings differ significantly from prior research on this
same subject. It shows some people are less resilient than others.
When you lose a
job or role, wide-ranging emotional reactions take off. It isn’t hard to break under your pressures and, ultimately, give up.
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Some moments it hits hard.
You’re juggling multiple responsibilities and pressures, personally and professionally. With so many things going on, you’ve become overwhelmed emotionally.
There are many hats to wear daily. In the job search alone, you wear 6 hats, as noted by
Skye Berry-Burke, Founder of Skye Is the Limit Resume and Career Solutions:
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist.
HR Representative & Hiring Manager.
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We already know: research links
unemployment and poor health.
For the person experiencing long-term unemployment, the risk of poorer health increases. When you’ve been job searching for a lengthy period with no job offer, you face
Increasing Financial Obligations.
Failing and Disappearing Relationships/Friendships.
11 Healthy Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Unemployment. Graph Provided Courtesy of Pew Research Center.
Without question, these things affect you. It’s important, however, to care for your health and well-being despite your circumstances.
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Why waste time applying when there’s so much competition for jobs and not enough jobs to go around?
I’ve been out of a job for much longer than 6 months, so I’ll never land a job in (or out) of my field.
I’ve been struggling in my job search for too long. What’s wrong with me? I must work harder.
Do you feel this way? Or, have you ever felt this way?
If so, then I understand your frustration.
Interested in knowing something though?
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