Job hunting is hard. If you’re an adult, you probably don’t need me to tell you this. Job hunting in a recession is harder. Job hunting in a recession when you have no experience in your field and have moved yourself across the country away from your entire network of friends and family is downright miserable. Miserable.
I’m prone to being a drama queen so I’ve been all, “Woe to me. My education is Useless. Useless!! I’ll never find a job! Woe.” Yeah, to say Brent has been a trooper is an understatement. Obviously this behavior is extremely unacceptable for the long term, and as such I’ve been trying to reverse any funk I may or may not be in. This unfunkifying requires daily work.
I’m still kind of funky, so clearly I haven’t mastered the art of getting all zen with my situation. What I have done is amassed a list of things that do not help when faced with this type of situation.
Do Not Do This:
- Drink copious amounts of wine
- Tell your husband how hard your life is. Everyday
- Read message boards about the doomed state of your profession
- Flop yourself on the couch and declare that you’re too depressed to move
- Avoid all contact with the outside world and possibly general hygiene
So the above strategies obviously did not work out for me, so I’m trying some new tactics.
These Might Help:
- Volunteering (with Girls on the Run of Puget Sound)
- Copious amounts of yoga
- Use free time to for awesome kitchen projects and
- Maybe some DIY home projects too
- Remind yourself how much you have to be thankful for
What do you do when you find yourself getting down for an extended period of time?