Surviving unemployment tip number one: Although it being ever tempting try not to stay up past the night watching Netflix reruns and eating endless amounts of popcorn and chips. Set a decent bedtime for yourself and stick to it. It’s okay to give yourself 3 or 4 days of throwing yourself a pity party, when it’s time to put your big girl panties on.
Tip number two: set an alarm for yourself every morning for a decent hour, thank you for all the things you need to do for the next day before you go to sleep. This gives yourself a meaning to get up every day and get things that.
Tip number three: don’t rush yourself, you know have plenty of time on your hands. So if you were ever thinking of starting a new hobby, fixing things up run the house, are working on a craft project now is the time to do it.
Tip number four: get to know yourself really well, because you will now be spending 24 hours a day and solitude with only you and your thoughts. Love you have children or not the husband or not really completely alone, you’re still going to feel completely alone. Sure you’re going to feel lonely but really after a week or two it becomes normal when you no longer notice that you’re sitting in complete solitude for endless hours in silence.
Tip number five: go outside, I don’t care if it’s the dead of winter just make yourself go outside for however short or long periods of time you feel like. Getting a breath of fresh air and taking a good look at the outdoors can do your soul some good. If the weathers nice try to go on some walks or do some outside reading. Maybe even give your green thumb a try.
To number six: don’t expect your friends to bail you out of your lumpiness. However good their intentions may be in however close you may be there still not there to spend every waking moment with you or every weekend that you know have completely open. Become okay with this fact, continue to love them for who they are, and know that they will be there for you, try to spend as much time with you as they can.
Tip number seven: get dressed every day, do not spend endless hours lounging around in your PJs whatever ready clothes you don’t have your closet recently. Take a shower, fix your hair and put on some decent clothes. Especially if you live with someone else, they will appreciate not saying you is complete and total slob every day.
Tip number eight: if you’re married or live with your boyfriend or significant other, try not to overload them with extreme conversation anytime they have a moment you think they might want to listen. Because really people only want to hear some much about the things you did in and around your house that day.
Tip number nine: It’s a great time to do some tweaking to your resume, and work on your Linkedin profile. It’s a good idea to give yourself a project and something to at least slightly strain your brain, that way when you return to work your not a completely brain dead drooling zombie.
Tip number ten: It’s probably okay to assume you’ll be spending a good deal of your time applying to jobs. So it’s important to give yourself a break and relax, you don’t want to stress yourself out too much. Granted you will need to spend a good deal of time applying, but there’s no need to spend the rest of that time worrying and freaking out about finances and such. I know it seems overwhelming, but everything will work out in the end.