Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How to Handle Unemployment and Beat Boredom (Part 1)

Unemployment occurs when a person is able and willing to work but currently without work. The effects of unemployment to an individual are tremendous and a threat to meaningless existence. For some, employment and money are source of power, security, and an indicator of social stature. Because of unable to meet financial obligations and personal freedom, one can experience low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, boredom, and can lead to a feeling of hopelessness especially if unemployment take much longer.
 image courtesy of unemployedman.com

Boredom is an emotional state experienced because of lack of activities. A change of routine which starts when you wake up in the morning and the dullness throughout the day will give a mental stress.  But life is not as doomed as it may seem, be optimistic, take concrete actions on how handle unemployment and keep self from getting bored.

Acceptance of Unemployment. Whether you like it or not the first step is to accept that you have joined the wagon of unemployed people. Acceptance is the beginning of a new chapter in life and moving on is the only option to take.

Persevere in finding a new job. Keep searching for possible positions you may be qualified and continue sending your resume to prospective employers. Some companies keep applicants file records for future requirements. In some cases, a job order may knock at  your door at the time  least most expected.