The Importance of Self-Care during Your Job Search
To avoid total mutiny of body and soul during this process, I have had to initiate some serious self-care during this process. After a few months of looking for a job in this economy, I find myself not wanting to read ONE MORE JOB AD. If I have to upload one more resume, get contacted by one more insurance company about selling life insurance, or have to click on one more pop-up window for higher education, I may not be responsible for my own actions.
So, in addition to my regularly scheduled phone appointments with my dear Jane coach which are saving my sanity during this process, I have to actually schedule in some “mandatory” fun. This includes anything that is fun for me…bookstores, parks, walks, movies…you name it…as long as it relaxes me and gives me a break from the task at hand.
I don’t expect this job search to last forever (thanks to dear Jane); but, in the meantime…I need to remember that I’m no use to myself or my future employer if I’m emotionally and mentally exhausted
before I even begin the job!