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The Things you can do to Stay Happy during a Recession

With unemployment reaching new highs it is inevitable that sooner or later almost every one will be affected by the economic realities of the recession one way or another. It may be time to seek the advice and wisdom that a professional counselor can offer.

Losing a job during a recession does not mean that you did anything wrong. What this means is that a company is cutting back farther and farther until there are so few people left you are eventually let go. It doesn’t mean that you did something wrong. What this means is that owners of companies can only afford to do business by cutting back on costs.

You need to reclaim your self-esteem, and you need to do it now. Do not sit around the house wallowing in self- pity. Decide on a course of action as soon as you get that pink slip. Then make a daily plan to look for another job. While you are at it, make certain to get together with friends and relatives on a regular basis. You do not want to be home alone thinking about what you did wrong to lose your job. Remember you did nothing wrong.

Seek counseling if you feel down with a licensed therapist to get on the right path to feeling better. A therapist can help by listening to the problems you are confronting and help to raise that self esteem to a new level. Discuss the new options with a therapist to discover your hidden talents, or a hobby desiring to become your new occupation.

Get moving, start a regular exercise program. Buy a used bike at a garage sale and ride your new-old bike everyday to get fresh stimulating, air, and to get those positive endorphins rolling. This way you will get out of the house, and get a new perspective, and meet other biking enthusiasts. You will make an entirely new set of friends, and become the new positive you. Besides your new friends may have some new job leads to offer you.

Network with new friends, old friends and old colleagues to find a “better” job than you had before. Seriously consider starting your own business. In today’s world starting a business is easier than ever before with the help of the Internet. Become a consultant for that former employer. Then grow the business to consulting for many other companies. Start a work from home businesses for something that you always loved to do.

Grab hold of your loved ones everyday and hug them for all its worth. Remind yourself how lucky you are to be in a relationship with a great person. Hug your children and tell them how much you love them. Get together with friends by having potluck dinners every week. Tell those nearest and dearest to your heart that your therapist says hugging is good for the unemployed person’s soul!

Enjoy every day to the fullest. Get up to watch the sunrise. Smell the flowers you were missing while working a hectic job. Remind yourself how great it is to be alive, and that it could always be worse. If that doesn’t work call a qualified therapist or counselor today to seek the guidance you so desire and need right now.