“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”-Fred Rogers
This is the follow up post for Follow Your Own Advice
Excerpt from the post –
“I realized that I needed to follow my own advice to deal with the stress and anxiety I experience…….I’ll begin by following the few suggestions I wrote in the blog post. Once I am done then and then only I’ll post it.”
When you are unemployed, being unemployed is not your only problem! Unemployment brings along a lot of other issues to cause endless misery in our lives.
The stress and anxiety is so immense that every second of every minute feels heavy with worrisome thoughts.
Unemployment makes us feel hopeless by casting a deep shadow over the possibility of a future. To experience stress and anxiety due to this, is only natural.
There are a few things we can do to reduce the stress and anxiety which results from being out of employment. The most important thing you can do in this situation is believe unemployment is not the end of everything. It is a big thing but it is one thing. It is a single aspect of your life, not your whole life!
Here is a list of six simple but effective things that you could do to deal with stress and anxiety from unemployment-
1. Accept what you can’t reject!
If you feel unemployment is the worst thing to happen to you, accept the worst has happened. When you accept the worst has already happened, it will lose it’s power over you. Acceptance will free you and take off of your shoulders more than half the burden.
2. Do the things you always wanted to!
You don’t have a job but you have lots of time. Spend time pursuing the hobbies that you couldn’t before. Paint your masterpiece, learn to play the guitar, start gardening, go trekking or write a blog. Inspire yourself to be as creative as you can, it will give you new perspective to life.
3. Think something thoughtful!
We don’t always realise how much pain our misery will cause to our loved ones. May be we can try and be stronger for their sake. Think of something nice to do for others, cook dinner or help to cook dinner to show your appreciation.
4. Read good books!
Read some books, pick any book you would enjoy reading. Reading is a very positive activity and will refresh your tired mind. If you can find a book that you can relate to your own life, that book would be the perfect book to read. I also suggest pick a great mystery book and then shift to reading a good non fiction self help book.
5. Work on self development!
We have plenty of extra time that unemployment has given us, we should put that time to good use. Learn a new skill or improve the ones you already have. Internet has opened up before us a sea of knowledge. Use this resource and hone a new set of skills. You can even sign up for a free online course, edx is a good option for such courses.
6. Search ‘how to’ blogs!
Lol! There are so many great inspirational how to deal with pretty much everything blogs on the web. While you’re searching if you happen to find this blog (no chance) please let me know.
If you are facing the jobless situation, it is bound to give rise to anxiety in day to day life. Life is difficult and full of problems whether one is or isn’t jobless. Once you accept life and everything life brings with it- the good, bad and ugly, life will be much more easy to endure.
There is stress and anxiety from unemployment or any other major life problem for that matter, but there is also some if not many ways to deal with that stress and anxiety.
Please share how you deal with stress and anxiety of daily life!
Please share your thoughts on this!