Going from being employed to unemployed is no joke, especially if you are not prepared for it. Even if you know that you’re going to lose your job it still sucks. Some people are mentally stronger than others. They can bounce back and won’t be down about their job loss for too long. Other people can’t do that. They become depressed about unemployment. Losing a job can be a bummer, but people shouldn’t allow that situation to keep them depressed for too long. In today’s post, I want to go over a few things that you should think about if you are depressed about unemployment.
While you may be unemployed now, I want you to realize that it is only temporary. Being jobless will not last forever. You will find another job. That might be hard to believe while you’re going through unemployment, but it is the truth. The bad times will not last forever. I was unemployed for a few months in 2013. I didn’t let it get me depressed. I knew that I would eventually get another job again. It took me a few months, but I found a decent job and started working again. If you’re in this situation, don’t give up. You will have a new opportunity in no time.
Keep applying for jobs
The next thing that you should do is keep applying for jobs. You will never get another job by sitting at home being depressed. Action always beats inaction. When I was employed, I made it a point to apply to at least five jobs each day. Some days I even applied for more jobs. I refused to get down about my situation. As each day passes, you are getting close to your next opportunity. In my opinion, applying for jobs is a numbers game. The more jobs that you apply for, the sooner that you will get your new job. It’s really that simple. Get started today.
Remember what’s good in your life
The third thing you should do is to remember what is good in your life right now. If you’re reading this, you woke up today. Somewhere somebody didn’t. Hopefully, you have friends and family that have your back and can help you out if you need it. Also, you have food and shelter. Being unemployed can be tough, but remember that there are still some good things going on in your life.
Things will get better
The final thing that I want you to remember is that things will get better. Tough times don’t last. I’ve been rock bottom before, and it sucks. I was struggling to pay bills because my accounts were empty. The tough time didn’t last, though. Things eventually got better. I was able to get a better job and get my finances in order. I know that you might be depressed about unemployment right now, but it will get better. Once you find a job, this period in your life will become a distant memory.
Have you been unemployed? Did it make you depressed?
Jason Butler is an Atlanta native, as well as businessman, blogger and teacher. Not only is Jason a prolific flipper, marketer, writer and side hustler his number of years in higher education and student support have given him expert knowledge in understanding the economics of the student loan industry.