How To Survive Being Unemployed

I have always worked in my adult life even when I was a sicker than I am now. Eventually I had to make the decision to not work, go on disability and allow myself to heal. As well as not having a lot of money, not feeling like a part of active society hits me every morning. I wakeup and feel I do not have a purpose as I don’t have a job to go to, and I feel like society views me as a lazy slob (which no one has actually said to me) but I feel crap in myself.

What if your full-time job is to get better?

What if your work for today is to stay safe and take care of your needs? (Shower, eat, shopping.)

What if your shift for the day consist of getting out of bed and surviving another day?

It’s Monday, and yes I am going to work- I’m going to do my washing, housework blogging, and keep myself safe and well. Until eventually, and hopefully soon, I am well enough to go back to work.

11 thoughts on “How To Survive Being Unemployed

  1. I was unemployed for almost a year a while back, while I was undiagnosed and untreated. It was very difficult.

    Now I work full-time. It is also very difficult.

    Hopefully some day I will find a job that works better for me (less stress, fewer hours, etc.).

    It is very difficult for me to work on all the things my therapist tells me to work on with all the hours I work. Hopefully I will soon be able to get a better work/life balance.

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    1. I am sorry about your situation. Money and time are everything these days and it seems like everyone is in a crazy rush to get things done. I really hope you find a job that suits your needs too. Have you talked to your employer about them being more relaxable for you? All the best x

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  2. Totally relate, sweets. 😦 We have to use this time to get better. It’s not a race, you know? Slow and steady win the race. When you’re ready I know you’ll make it back to nursing.

    I’m still coming to terms with being on disability likely the rest of my life. No career. I sometimes think I might want to go back but I just know my life will be in shambles. It’s not worth it for me anymore. I SOOOO get the lack of purpose. Hugs ❤

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    1. Thank you its nice to know that I am not alone. You said there are so many things you wanted to do when you were young- I really would advise you to do a part time course- even for a hobby or something to give you some belonging back for you. You are never too old and it is never too late to learn! If you don’t have a career-start one! You have it in you, you are so lovely and kind.

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