20 Jun Mindset Shifts That Ease Job Search Fatigue
Quick and easy mindset shifts are your secret weapon to combat job search fatigue.
When you are making a transition in your career and going after something new, it can be daunting. There are a lot of hurdles to overcome to get where you want to go. If it has been a long time since you’ve changed careers or been a part of the workforce, it may feel overwhelming.
If we let the weight of job searching get to us, we will soon feel the wave of job search fatigue crashing upon us.
We need to know when job search fatigue is creeping in so we can stop it in its tracks. And we further need simple tips and tools to help, so we don’t start to spiral.
Today, I want to give you some extremely quick and easy mindset shifts you can do to help you get back on track fast.
10 Quick And Easy Mindset Shifts To Combat Job Search Fatigue:
1. Escape your thought distortions:
When we are in the weeds, we don’t always see the whole picture, and we can distort the truth to fit the story we are telling ourselves. Try to remain neutral when possible, and observe these thoughts rather than judge them.
2. Know you are enough:
You are good enough, smart enough, and skilled enough – period. You can be your own cheerleader or your own worst enemy; the choice is yours. But if you don’t value yourself, it will be a whole lot harder for others to see your value as well.
3. Know your worth:
Know how valuable (both in money, benefits, and perks) you are, and don’t accept any less. Sometimes we need to “fake it til we make it,” so your confidence will be the key to your success.
4. Set boundaries:
What are your personal truths? What are your non-negotiables and deal breakers? Knowing these things is crucial to knowing yourself, and authenticity goes a long way. Be yourself, and don’t be afraid to vocalize your wants, needs, and expectations honestly.
5. Connect to your purpose:
Know why you are doing what you are doing and remind yourself of that. Getting to the root of your why, or reminding ourselves when we’ve forgotten, can be the key to getting or staying motivated.
6. Know you are working hard enough and doing enough:
Good things take time. The right job doesn’t always align overnight, and although that can be frustrating, it’s not a reflection on you. Trust that the right position will come along at the best time for the best results.
7. Create affirmations for yourself:
Mantras can be helpful to repeat when you start feeling drained or overwhelmed. Both of those feelings are your body screaming at you to give yourself a minute to pay attention to you and only you. There is something to be said about taking five when you need it. Just breathe – all is well.
8. Find your inspirations:
You need to tap into your joy when things are hard. Things tend to speed up and click into place for us when we are making time for some fun, and aren’t falling into a place of tunnel vision. Step away if you’re fixating and go blow off some steam.
9. Get support
There are all types of support options available to help you on this journey, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Get the help that feels right for you.
10. Listen to your body:
This last one is probably the most important. Tuning into your body is crucial, in order to know when you are spiraling and need to step away. As the song goes, know when to hold them, know when to fold them, when to walk away, and when to run!
With the application and integration of these mindset shifts, job search fatigue will be a thing of the past.
You will know how to read your body and emotions. You will know when to work harder or to walk away. You will feel empowered in your job search and will know that the right job is out there for you. And this combination is a winning recipe for success!
If you need support and inspiration during your job search, reach out to me today.
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