Earlier this week, you may have seen Sandy Naiman’s post about how to bounce back from unemployment stress:
In today’s economy, with soaring unemployment rates, cut-backs, massive lay-offs and a consumerist culture shouts “buy, buy, buy,” it’s devastating to be jobless.
Furthermore, our cultural values are out of sync – how we value ourselves and our mental and emotional health versus the value of work, money and “stuff.”
Sandy goes on to say that this, combined with the way we tend to define ourselves by our work, can be a dangerous combination for our self-esteem. If we can’t find work, we must not be worth it. We feel like less of a person. We internalize these messages. We feel useless. Right?
These messages are sharp, painful, and only serve to increase the amount of stress that an unemployed individual already feels. So, Sandy has put forth six simple ways to combat the existential stress of being unemployed. It’s practical advice.
And now, it’s part of Psych Central’s latest video series. Check it out below:
(For more on the “hidden job market” — i.e., the huge chunk of job openings that are unlisted — check out CNN’s story on the subject.)
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Beretsky, S. (2012). Video: 6 Ways to Bounce Back from Unemployment Stress. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 12, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/04/20/video-6-ways-to-bounce-back-from-unemployment-stress/