Being unemployed, especially if you’ve been let go from your job, isn’t a very nice feeling. Not only can you feel inadequate, lost, and like you’re all over the place, you’re wondering what on earth you’re going to do next.
You might not find a job within the next few weeks, or even the next few months, but that doesn’t mean you should sit around and wait. Taking proactive steps to becoming employed again – or at least earning money again is really important. Here’s what you should do when you’re unemployed:
Figure Out Where You Want To Be
It’s a good idea if you can create a clear picture in your head of where you’d like to be. If you’re not sure, then you can end up meandering to nowhere in particular, and you’ll spend years still trying to figure it all out.
It can take a long time to figure out where you truly want to be anyway, so if that still sounds like too much to you, just figure out where you’d like to go next. Is there a role or an industry that interests you?
Take Care Of Yourself
Don’t allow any negative thoughts or low moods to manifest into nonexistent self-care. Don’t stay in bed till late afternoon, and make sure you still get up, wash, and get dressed.
You’ll feel better, and when you feel good, you tend to do smarter things. You’ll be able to come up with smart ideas and solutions when you feel good, so focus on making yourself feel good everyday.