|Please take time to decompress.|
Here's why it's so important to take a break:
When I was job seeking, I often felt compelled to search from morning until night, tracking down every lead and feeling guilty if I stopped. But lately, I’m seeing what long-term stress of unemployment can do to people including:
• Mental illness
• Drug addition
• Marriages/relationships in crisis
• Children in crisis
Please don’t let these things happen to you and your family. And if they are, please take decisive action to make them stop.
Unemployment is horrible enough, but when we make matters worse by overworking, over-stressing and taking out our frustrations on our loved ones, we can create a crisis far worse than being without a job.
So, please stop to have a little fun … and be sure to share fun times with those you love. Remember that they, too, are under stress about your work situation.
And if you are having a hard time coping, please get help. I know your first inclination is to say you can’t afford it, but there are free and low cost resources available if you dig hard enough. Your well being is too important to just tough it out.
The economy is getting better and one day soon, you will have a job again. So, for now, go jump in the lake and gain a fresh outlook on your job search.
Share your thoughts about having a bit of fun despite your unemployment! -- Kathy
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