Stick to a budget: Tracking your resources helps you feel capable, not uncertain.
Enhance your career cachet: Make yourself more valuable on the job by taking on extra duties or working a little later. If you're looking for work, learn a new skill to become more marketable.
Know your worth: You're more than your job. Switch off your work brain and explore other talents through volunteer work, writing or music.
Get moving: Exercise releases endorphins, the body's mood-boosting hormones.
Make time for yourself: Be sure to remain balanced by not focusing solely on your finances or career stress. Read, take a walk, or spend time with family and friends.
Avoid self-blame and criticism: The next time you are bombarded by negative thought grab a notebook. Challenge each negative thought by coming up with 2-3 statements that are positive.
Network: We know a lot of jobs are found by word-of-mouth. Make an effort to have lunch with a former colleague at least once a week. This keeps you in the loop of job openings, reminds people you are still looking for a job, and keeps you on top of what is happening in the industry but also can add support.