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Job seekers ... go jump in the lake!

Seriously, if you are job seeker worn down by rejection and epic battles with online application sites, please jump in the lake or do whatever you like to do, at least for a little while. Stressing about finding a job 24/7 is not only bad for you, it is not productive.

job seekers jump in the lake, taking a vacation from job seeking, taking time for you during the job search,
Please take time to decompress.

How and why to decompress

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:

• Depression
• Alcoholism
• Mental illness
• Drug addition
• Marriages/relationships in crisis
• Divorce
• Abuse
• Children in crisis
• Suicide

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.

This rotten recession 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!

What thoughts do you have about having a bit of fun in the midst of your job search? Share them by clicking the headline of this article. -- Kathy


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  1. Great advise and inspiration. I appreciate your guidance on this. Patience is key. Thanks!

  2. 'this rotten recession is getting better and one day soon you'll gave a job again,
    Hahahaha. Oh, or were you being serious?
    Signed, an employed person for 3+ years in an economy showing NO signs of improvement.

    P.S. i respect your right to be wrong, not uninformed.

  3. That's UNemployed person

  4. Allycatadventures, You sound really discouraged ... not that I can blame you ... you've had a long time of unemployment. But I do want you to know that I know many, many people who have landed jobs so there is hope although sometimes it can feel like there isn't.

  5. Well sitting around sulking about it won't help anything, just live within your means and get by, the greatest generation is called that because they were strong from being raised during the great depression.


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