When I was unemployed, I thought it would be very difficult to be grateful, especially when everyone else who celebrated holidays like Thanksgiving had a steady paycheck…
From one ex-job seeker to a soon-to-be ex-job seeker… I guarantee you have something to be grateful for. In fact, here’s an idea: get out a piece of paper and sit down for 5 minutes. Brainstorm everything you can be grateful for. It might include your family, where you live, your health, good friends, having good hair (which is a thing of the past for me), etc.
Do a brain dump, write it all down. Try and spend 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes…. write it all down.
I know it’s hard to be grateful when you feel like your drowning, but recognizing what you can be grateful for can change your day/week/month/year.