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As job losses mount and
more people join the ranks of the unemployed, I thought perhaps this
would be a good time to focus on helping our readers stay positive and
focused while job hunting.

We’ve received many comments and prayer requests from many people who are fearful and anxious due to recent job loss or long-term unemployment. I know how difficult and stressful a job loss can be, but it is crucial to you physical and emotional well-being to try to stay positive.
Especially, if you’re job-hunting, it’s important to present an optimistic attitude whenever you’re conducting a job interview. So, here are some tips for staying positive following a job loss:

1.
Pray upon rising for God’s aid, guidance and support to help you find
work that personally and financially nourishes you and your family.

2.
Do this 5 minute visualization: With your eyes closed, picture yourself
in an interview for a job that you know you would like. Then picture
yourself shaking the interviewer’s hand as he or she offers you a
position. Then picture yourself working in an environment you know you
would enjoy. Hold this image for a few minutes, while taking deep,
relaxing breaths. Now go about your day and whenever you feel fearful
about not finding a job, repeat this visualization and hold it as
your template and intention for receiving a new job.

3. Make at
least 5 phone calls daily to people you know who have jobs and find out
if their company has any positions open that might be suitable for you.

4.
Get outside and walk around your neighborhood. Talk to people, go into
stores and businesses and see if they are hiring. You never know where
opportunities might show up! 

5. Avoid negative conversation or news. Stay focused on what’s good in your life.

6. Start a gratitude journal and practice gratitude daily. It’ll help keep you positive and focused on the good that exists in your life!

Peace and Blessings!

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