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 ‘new normal.’
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.
You’re experiencing a tough time in your life right now.
From one view, things are worsening. Everything around you is falling apart, and you find it hard to cheer up and laugh.
I can relate.
Upon experiencing unemployment, I questioned whether I should escape from it all for a little while to enjoy some humor. As I moved from unemployment to long-term unemployment and physical uncertainty loomed, I questioned this all the more.