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How to Mentally Survive the Christmas Holiday Season When You Have No Job

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.

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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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Feeling Overwhelmed by Unemployment? 5 Helpful Tips for Easing Your Frustration

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:

  • Business Owner.
  • Public Relations and Social Media Specialist.
  • Marketing Guru.
  • Sales Professional.
  • Writer/Editor.
  • HR Representative & Hiring Manager.

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What You Should Know About These ‘Moods for Living’

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.

Believe me.

Interested in knowing something though?

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Overcome Unemployment Procrastination

Putting Things Off? 4 Ways to Overcome Unemployment Procrastination and Accomplish Tasks

You know the effects of procrastination in unemployment.

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Putting Things Off? 4 Ways to Overcome Unemployment Procrastination and Accomplish Tasks. Creative Commons’ Pixabay Original Photo Courtesy of Jeff Juit. Edited by Me.

It sometimes affects your ability to do mundane tasks around your home, such as the laundry. It doesn’t stop there though.

It also affects your ability to concentrate on big things, such as completing your application materials and submitting them.

It tells you to postpone your submissions. The outcome just might be another rejection, right?

Why do we put off the big things we should do? Why do we allow ourselves to feel pressure before we accomplish these tasks?

I have a one word answer: fear.

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Are You Dueling with Discouragement and/or Defeat?

Tough fight.

You’re trying your best to continue standing firm.

But you notice yourself falling instead.

You feel you’re not progressing.

You feel discouraged and defeated.

And, you’re struggling to keep pushing forward because of exhaustion and tiredness.

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Are You Dueling with Discouragement and/or Defeat?
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Give Up or Don’t Give Up

The easiest option available to you right now is this: giving up. You’re tempted to escape and “throw in the towel.”

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