“A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work” - John Lubbock
Many job seekers describe feeling overwhelmed with a sense of worry. Left unchecked worry can lead to sleep disturbance, depression, lack of focus and motivation, health and relationship problems and seriously interfere with the job seeking process.
Worry is an emotional state marked by getting caught up in negative thinking, leading to a harmful increase in arousal of the brain and body. There are many things that a job seeker may worry about: feeling uncertain and out of control, money worries, family responsibilities, the strain on relationships, applying for jobs, attending interviews, loss of identity and loneliness… The list goes on.
Six Productivity Hacks to Combat Worry
Say NO to worry
Worry is natural in the job seeking process but if left unchecked it will sabotage your success and make it harder to land your ideal job. Catch it early and use some of the strategies in this article to ensure it doesn’t take hold.
Dr Leonaura Rhodes is a physician turned Health and Career Coach. She is Director of Programming for “Project: Job Search” and volunteers for New Canaan CaTS (Career Transition Support Group) a community group offering free workshops and support for job seekers.