I have been unemployed for a while now. The company I was working with last had employed me on contract basis. I had a fabulous time there, the management was very kind and cooperative; the nature of the employment required me to be out in the field more than on my desk. I loved every bit of it; sadly, my contract ended and I had to leave. I was sure I will be able to find another position just as rewarding, but after months of desperate searching, I stand corrected. Now, at home and mostly in my room – I have absolutely no idea what to do besides looking for jobs and applying for them. Recently, I noticed a drastic change in my temperament and attitude; I feel agitated most of the times, hyperactive and unsure. What should I do?
Answer From ROZEE
Many all over the world particularly in our beloved Pakistan share your situation – so you are not the only one. All is not lost you see, I believe it was Freud who once said Faith often deals a hand of time out – when nothing you do seems to work. However, it is only a question of perception, you can use this down time to worry and be anxious, or you can take this time out as a pit stop during a race where your car gets a fuel top up, new set of tires and your windscreen is cleaned. Faheem, in order to understand the solution you need to make peace with what happened. You were working in an environment that required a lot of moving and physical activity; needless to say you thoroughly enjoyed your time there.
Now that you seem to be idle and not doing much, your mind does not know what to do with all the free time at hand. Here is a solution to that, keep your mind occupied with many opportunities of distraction. What you are slipping into a common state of mind called “fixation” – you are so occupied and focused on getting a job that nothing less than achieving that goal will do. Fixation if left unattended develops into obsession that then brings out aggression and depression and the list of uglies continue. So here is what you do then; polish on your qualifications, read about recent advancements in your field of degree.
If possible, take on a short diploma course; you seem like an “outdoors” guy, join a gym – make sure you get out of your room and home as much as you can, a simple walk can do wonders. If money is a problem as well, consider taking on freelance projects that interest you. Remember, a positive mind will manifest only positive around you. So cheer up! You will secure a good job soon enough, just keep your chin up!
The ROZEE Team