Searching for a job is a stressful experience, and long-term unemployment wears a person down. It’s important to find self-affirmations to avoid giving up on your employment search. Remember that your state of mind is an important factor throughout the job search process, and it makes a difference in determining whether you sound prepared or desperate during an interview. Develop a mantra, write down your goals, and stick with your plan.
Shift your focus from the negative to the positive. Instead of worrying about your lack of work, take a moment to be thankful for the things that like family, a roof over your head, or even the simple pleasures like a cool glass of water on a warm day. An editorial in the Washington Post, in the “On Faith” section, suggests that shifting your focus on attaining a new job is the first step toward getting one.
Enjoy the work that you do now. Heal Your Life suggests discarding the outdated belief of working hard to get ahead, and replacing it with the feeling of loving the work that you do. Avoid sabotaging yourself by taking small, attainable steps toward reaching your goals.
Vocalize your mantras, and meditate on them daily to maintain your positive state of mind. Tell yourself that you are doing well, that you are worthy of the salary you desire, and reaffirm that employers will hire you. To keep you upbeat and motivated, Career Tools HQ suggests reminding yourself that the work you do matters.
- Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of believing that you won't find a job. Heal Your Life suggests that the idea you create for yourself becomes your reality, so shift your focus to prosperity and make it real.
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