Sometimes a job search is quick and painless. Other times it can drag on for weeks, months in the worst cases, years. As a result, it’s common to feel stressed, anxious and frustrated when things don’t go your way. But here are some a techniques that should help you stay calm until you ultimately find a position.
Focus on the Present
According to the Personal Resiliency Builder, “Being fully present means having your focus, your attention, your thoughts and feelings all fixed on the task at hand. If you are doing a task, then your entire being is focused on the task.”
Learning to stay focused on the present is critical because it prevents needless distractions and is vital for minimizing your stress levels. Rather than allowing your thoughts to become consumed with past regrets or anxiety-inducing theoretical situations, try to live in the moment. Not only will this make your mind a more peaceful place, it should increase your effectiveness in your job search.
Meditation has been found to create amazing benefits including increased relaxation, increased energy and reduced stress. It can also have a practical application when it comes to a job search because it keeps you grounded.
Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need to engage in strict meditation every day, but following a few simple steps should help a great deal. Check out this resource from You Have a Calling for effective tips.
Maintain a Positive Outlook
It’s easy to get bogged down in negativity when you’re passed over for other candidates or receive countless “thanks but no thanks” replies. But this kind of mentality will only make things worse. Instead, it’s better to concentrate on the positive things that are happening and any progress you’ve made. And as the saying goes, “positive thoughts lead to positive outcomes.”
Manage Your Expectations
It’s important to maintain a realistic perspective during your job search. Having unrealistic expectations can often lead to disappointment. In other words, be hopeful but not idealistic.
Although you can’t control what recruiters do and many other aspects of your job search, you can control how you respond. Using this technique to stay calm should help you persevere until you inevitably land a new job.
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