“Hopelessness is a feeling. It’s not a fact.” ~Anohni
If you thought being jobless was enough of a problem to handle for the jobless person, you are wrong! There are hundred other things to bother about while one is still jobless. Why? For one reason, joblessness rhymes with hopelessness. Secondly, unemployment always comes with it’s entourage.
Here is some of the difficulties that you might relate to if you are quite (jobless) like me:
1. Insomnia – this one is so stubborn, it’s like your best friend from school that you didn’t choose! You try sleeping through those dark cold nights, only the more you try the more you fail.
2. Anxiety – these are your thoughts and worries that that gives you company but not the pleasant kind. You think about all kinds of things- where my life is, where it’s going, how will I do this and that.
3. Self doubt – this one is pure evil and the worst of all. Self loathing does more harm than any other aspect of this jobless situation. Whatever you do, don’t give in to the thoughts such as ‘you’re not good enough’, ‘it’s all your fault’, ‘you’re incapable,insufficient,unskilled,unworthy’.
4. Depression – every jobless person will go through a phase of (hopefully)mild or severe depression. I usually feel depressed between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. That’s when we need to snack on some delicious savoury delights!
5. Social anxiety – this is the reason we avoid social gathering or going out in public when not absolutely necessary. It troubles the unemployed to a great extent when they have to reply to queries like; what is going on with your life, did you get a job(red alert), how was the interview, plans?!
When one thing goes wrong, things start to escalate. I don’t want to sound negative, but that is usually how life goes. Joblessness is not easy to handle with all the stress and anxiety of it. One thing does help even in such hopeless circumstances. And that is believing in yourself!
“When it’s all said and done, the one thing I want to leave on this earth is hope. I have felt hopelessness, and it’s a terriblefeeling. Hopelessness will destroy you. I want to bring hope to other people.” ~Paula Deen