Read How to Handle Unemployment and Beat Boredom (Part 1)
Here are others ways to beat and handle unemployment, as the sayings tells us "if there's a will, there's always a way":
Find alternative ways to earn income and reduce expenses.
Embark to a small business that relates to your interest. The Internet
had also became an ally of the unemployed being a great source of vast
opportunities of freelance jobs for Internet marketers, virtual
assistants, online content writers, photographers, designers, home-based
moms, bloggers among others to generate income. While trying to
generate income, reduce home and personal expenses to atleast augment financial difficulties.
Limit your television viewing. Do not be a couch
potato watching television shows and movies throughout the day. Too
much of it will only promotes boredom and idleness. Remember that ‘an
idle mind is a devil’s playground”. If you have something to read,
allocate time for reading that gives fresh ideas, positive attitudes,
and new possibilities in life.
A new “you”. You do not have to look miserable while unemployed. Reinvent your image by a new hair-do,
keep the body fit, and stay neat. Physical wellness brings a healthy
emotional well-being. While learning new things and improving your
skills will keep it from being stagnant and preserve mental alertness.
Reconnect with old friends and cultivate new friendships.
Being with friends or a best friend will boost your emotional state.
This is also an opportunity to fill the times you failed to be with
them when you are too busy with work. They can give emotional support,
share new ideas, and extend their network that can help in your
unemployment crisis. On the other hand, giving time to others by
volunteering and doing charity works are more productive ways than
spending at home doing nothing. Visiting a sick friend, relatives or other people will also give you a sense of personal worthiness.
Stop and slow down. Give yourself a “private hour” each day to relax
and quietly evaluate yourself about the direction of your actions.
Trying to keep busy all the time without accomplishing something is an
indication that we are heading for a wrong direction. Spend time
productively and prove that a better chapter will soon be unfold.