How to deal with stress and anxiety from unemployment

All of us need to manage our stress & deal with it on regular basis because there’s stress & anxiety in life with or without a job!

Educated Unemployed Indian

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”
-Fred Rogers

This is the follow up post for Follow Your Own Advice

Excerpt from the post –

“I realized that I needed to follow my own advice to deal with the stress and anxiety I experience…….I’ll begin by following the few suggestions I wrote in the blog post. Once I am done then and then only I’ll post it.”


When you are unemployed, being unemployed is not your only problem! Unemployment brings along a lot of other issues to cause endless misery in our lives.
The stress and anxiety is so immense that every second of every minute feels heavy with worrisome thoughts.
Unemployment makes us feel hopeless by casting…

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    1. Red rose is my favorite flower. Thanks 🌹

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  1. I am unemployed and have done all the things you mentioned. Great article. I always treat unemployment as early retirement because I can always do all the leisure activities. Sometimes unemployment makes us grow.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Your way of thinking is very positive, a lot like my own style of thinking. It’s refreshing to hear such thoughts. ‘Unemployment makes us grow’ well said 👍

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  2. You are welcome. Thanks too. It’s better to think positive than dwell on the negativity. Yeah we can reframe our mind and to find out something out of the box. Many creative ideas may happen too. All the best.

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    1. Ideas flow from positive thinking. Sending you my best wishes 🙂

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  3. Hi… Actually after a long time of unemployment, I’m getting very lazy to work again. I feel depressed every time I think I have to work again. What do you think about this? Thanks.

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    1. To be honest I have been feeling the same way too. I feel anxious visualizing a probable work place & my last job wasn’t a very pleasant experience which adds to the fear & anxiety a lot. But I know at some point I have to go back to work but I have been hoping a lot if for the time being I could just concentrate on this blog & see if this goes somewhere (& takes me along too) So, we’re pretty much in the same boat I think. 🙂

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      1. Yes I used to keep thinking was there other way than getting employed. I used to think blogging and writing for a living too as I have passion in them but seem I won’t earn a living from them. I tried freelance work too but it couldn’t earn me a decent living too. Sometimes I even wonder why humans must work. I don’t mean we shouldn’t work just not the 8am to 5pm 8 hours work I don’t find it enjoyable…

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  4. Yes I used to keep thinking was there other way than getting employed. I used to think blogging and writing for a living too as I have passion in them but seem I won’t earn a living from them. I tried freelance work too but it couldn’t earn me a decent living too. Sometimes I even wonder why humans must work. I don’t mean we shouldn’t work just not the 8am to 5pm 8 hours work I don’t find it enjoyable…

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    1. Creative people often find routine 9 to 5 job a drag. I would say don’t overthink this, try to find a job where you can use some of your creative skills then may be you can come to terms with it. Whatever you do don’t force any job on yourself, it will leave you frustrated & influence both you & the work negatively. I found this discussion on this topic on Google, thought you might like to read it – https://www.quora.com/in/Life-Is-life-too-short-for-a-9-to-5-job

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    1. Thank you for the appreciation.

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  5. Presently, I am a college-going student and I have dreamt if being a school teacher since a very young age. But, it brings me nightmares that what if I remain unemployed? What if I have the qualifications and yet I fail to get a job? The world is difficult. And here I am with my ‘what if’s. I have to stand up to my own expectations, my parents’ dreams. It scares me.

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    1. I can understand how you feel because those fears were/ are also my fears. Keep a positive mind & always do your best. It will keep your mind off those fearful & worrisome thoughts.

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  6. I am a college-going student at present. I have always dreamt of becoming a school – teacher since a very young age. But what if I remain unemployed? What if I fail to become a teacher. The world is a harsh place. The ‘what if’s give me a very hard time.
    It’s a very nice article. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thought. Yes, it is very frightening to think about being unemployed after putting so much money & energy in getting the qualifications & what not. Not to mention the pressure one has because of expectations from family & society. Its hard but you just have to accept life & whatever circumstances life puts you in. Expect the worst but Hope for the best!

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  7. really nice….. helpful… 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation ☺

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  8. I wish my friend, Dolly had read your blog post. At 65 though and with little social security and the high cost of healthcare in the United States, she felt hopeless when she was let go from her job in January and committed suicide a week ago. I hope you are following your safe advice. It cant be easy.

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    1. I deeply regret your loss. May her soul rest in peace forever.
      Losing one’s job is such a serious issue and when something as heartbreaking as this happens, it depresses me so much. I can’t understand why a job has to be more important than a human being. Nothing is more important than a life, it’s precious and sacred. Our society today needs to re-evaluate old systems, the ones that pushes people to the edge & than leaves them there.
      I am truly sorry for your loss.

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  9. […] thought about writing a blog post on ‘how to deal with stress and anxiety from unemployment‘. I thought this is a good topic since stress and anxiety are major issues […]

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