If you can stand in space just for a little while, a new door will open, or you’ll be able to see in the dark after a while, you’ll adjust
I host one hour chats every Friday. The topic changes every Friday and one particular is entitled, “Hoda’s Career Chat”. I started these free calls during the COVID-19 lockdown. I found myself always super excited to hear the proposed questions and shared ideas that I decided to keep the it going. Attendees can email any education or career related questions or concerns in advance or in the chat box during the chat.
Some of the questions during the height of the pandemic were related to stress such as, “How can I manage my stress level when I know I cannot find a job?” It can indeed be very stressful when all the economic, statistical and medical reports are negative.
Today, the questions have changed a bit and relate to adjusting life post pandemic or almost out of pandemic. Yet, questions on how to handle stress during these new normal times have not stopped.
Tips To Handle Stress
It may seem that posted jobs are scarce and the competition is fierce. How is one to remain positive in such an environment?
Do NOT panic!
I have compiled a step by step guide for you. Think of it as your go-to guide whenever stressful thoughts start creeping in:
Try It! What Do You Have To Lose
Try this step-by-step guide and let me know what you think. Some of you may find it easy to complete it in one sitting. Others may want to take their time reflecting on each step and may take a month or more to reach step six. This is your journey.
Take as much time as you need and remember that your focus should be to destress by envisioning a plan of your job search or career.
Let me know how it goes!
Dr. Hoda Kilani is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). As a career management professional, she works with clients in private practice, event facilitation (including carousels and vision boards), conference presentation, and writing.
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