America is facing a huge challenge. Many of us are facing trials that we never have before. The American Dream is under fire, and burning up fast. I was reading an article at EverydayHealth.com and the title of it was:
8 ideas for Coping with Job Loss and Avoiding Depression.
1) Be realistic
2)Manage your money
3)Create a daily routine
4) Get emotional support
5)Learn how to manage stress
6)Set everyday goals for yourself
7) Don't isolate yourself
8) Maintain a healthy lifestyle
We could be in this mess for some time. I'm job-hunting. During the search, I'm on the call list for subbing in any of our local schools cafeterias. My girlfriend and I are taking a seminar of five workshops to whip our resumes into interesting reading, boost our interviewing skills, build on our strengths, and basically boost our egos.
Being 57, and trying to re-enter the job force (after two years of rv'ing and living the good life) when there are no jobs is murder on this ol' gal, believe me. What I'm trying to convey is... make use of this time in some way, if you're in the same fix. Take a class, read more, visit with your friends that you haven't seen for some time. Start walking, just do something, that's good for you...something you wouldn't normally do.
The gals, who I have met online, have made me feel better, made me laugh, and feel connected again. It's so strange, in a wonderful way, how women can care about each others lives eventho they have never met personally. Women are pretty cool. We have the WOW factor. We need to remember that.