Job hunting is undoubtedly a daunting task; it’s among those things which are not got easily and therefore tends to bog one down with its stress. Patience and positivity are the two keys to the door that open the door of a successful job search, but I agree that it becomes difficult in most cases. It may seem that the universe is conspiring against you when you do not get a positive response, despite you putting in your heart and soul into the act; yet it should mar your morale. So, while you wait for that offer letter why don’t you try these six things to keep yourself boosted.
Maintain a schedule: just because you do not have a job yet, should not mean you do not have a life. Wake up, do your morning ordeals and get involved in some work or the other; volunteering for some charity work is an excellent way of spending your day. Alternatively, take up some building project at home, stay occupied, and you can keep the negative thoughts at bay.
Limit the time for job search: in the schedule that you created, set a time for doing the job search, don’t do it all the time. This restricts you from getting completely drowned in the process and getting continuously worried. It allows you to get involved for a specific time during the entire day and then put your mind to other things to relax. Alternatively, you can keep the hunt scheduled for three days a week while keeping the other days free; another method could be fixing the number of applications you want to drop in a week. Psychological experts too recommend that the mind ought to be spared time for focusing on other positive things to stay away from depression.
Make a budget: it is but obvious that not having a job will meaning not having a regular income. An optimistic approach in this situation is to make a budget and limit yourself from making unnecessary expenses, as diminishing funds are another cause of worry. It is not a burden but a way of ensuring your peace of mind for a longer time.
Create a vision board: since you will have ample time on your hands now, use it creatively. Create a board full of images of your vision in life, the things you want to achieve. You could pin some inspirational quotes or even some piece of work that you may have put down on paper. Make it attractive, add colours and sparkles, create a view that makes you happy each time you look at it. This acts as a great motivational addition to your life; whenever you feel you are having a negative bout, stand in front of time and focus on what you want, not what you have.
Get in touch with a mentor: when things are wrong, and the road is uphill, losing focus becomes easy. To avoid getting into this whirlwind get in touch with a mentor who knows what ought to be done to keep your unemployment blues at bay. Your mentor will surely supply you the due dose of inspiration and guide you in the right way.
Follow your passion: you surely have things that interest you, other than a job search, indulge in those. Use this free time to pursue something that you love – take up a lesson in guitar or sign up for cookery classes. If you do not want to spend on these lessons, do activities at home -paint, compose poetry, pick up the spade and shovel and go gardening. Just do anything that gives you happiness and keeps your worries away.
Life can never be an entirely happy experience, there will be all sorts of obstacles, but we are called to be survivors. So be it personal or professional, remember when the going is tough, the tough survive.
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