It seems like the economy is getting better. However in California the unemployment rate still hovers around 12%, I think. That means a lot of people, at least in California, are still suffering and under a ton of stress. This is really hard on not only individuals but couple and families.
With unemployment continuing to be high, I wanted to put something out there about job loss and career crisis. I feel like many of you out there are in this really difficult and stressful place. Some of you may have out of work for a year or so. What I offer is some general advise. I hope it helps elevate just a little bit of the stress I know many are under.
Helpful idea: I heard something on NPR regarding prisoner of war survivors. The speaker said that it seemed that those who were able to keep reminding themselves that their situation was temporary yet were able not to put a mental date on when it should end coped better than those who could not do this. Sounded to me like the "taking one day at a time" of AA or being mindful and living in the present. I think that this might be a great strategy for those facing joblessness. Just try to remember all things come to an end in there own way and in there own time. Nothing is eternal except eternity.
Evelyn Schmechtig -Cochran