How to stay positive!
Don’t forget to exercise and stay healthy. Exercise is the number one recommendation! Any doctor would tell you, this is the first way to stay healthy. You don’t necessarily need to join a gym, get a physical trainer, or run a marathon, just make sure you try to do some type of cardio activity for more than thirty minutes. A quick 30-minute walk around the neighborhood is a good start. I guarantee you will feel better.
See your doctor every six months and get labs! Something as simple as an iron deficiency can cause fatigue, depression, and irritability. Additionally, if you suffer from a mental illness, which 1 out a 4 people do, see your mental health specialist! There is no shame in it, and you are not alone!
Get enough sleep! We live in a world where sometimes working more and sleeping less is a sign of being a productive member of society. But ask yourself, how do you feel after a day of working long hours? How is it affecting your attitude, demeanor and most importantly your family? Not to mention it is just plain unhealthy. If your body tells you, it needs rest, do it. If you are unemployed don’t be afraid to take a midday nap and wake up with a refreshed and rested mind and body.
- Make set times to job search. I suggest at least two hours a day. It is easiest to make a set time for yourself. For example, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8am to 10pm, that would give you a total of eight hours or the equivalent of a whole day of job searching!
- Seek outside help, like your state or county funded job development and placement center, your local library, career coach or a trusted friend.