In today’s troubled economy, there are millions of people who are out of work for one reason or another. Unemployment is at an all time high, and most people are struggling to find suitable employment.

If you are one of these people, you know how upsetting and frustrating the situation can be. However, there are some things you can do to stay positive, and they are described below.

Remind yourself that you are not alone

You most likely feel as if you are all alone in your plight, and you may even feel extremely sad or even depressed. However, it is essential that you keep in mind the fact that you are not alone. There are millions of Britains that are out of work today, just like you.

Do not blame your plight on yourself

This tip is very important. Never blame your plight on yourself. Again, there are millions of other people, just like you, that are unemployed today. Some of them even have college degrees and years upon years of working experience. It is the economy that caused you to lose your job, not you.

Never tell yourself that you are worthless

This goes hand in hand with the previous tip. Keep in mind that it was not your fault that you lost your job, and it had nothing to do with your lack of skills or knowledge. You are not worthless: Your company most likely simply needed to save money. Strive to maintain your confidence.

Your situation is not permanent

It is also important for you to know that no situation is permanent. Nothing lasts forever, and you will not be jobless for the rest of your life either. View your unemployment as a temporary set back and try to be patient. It may take some time, but with persistence and patience you will find another job.

Donate your time to a local organisation

Donating your time to a local organization, there are sites like where you can search through one million opportunities to volunteer and apply online.  This can help keep your mind off your problems. In some cases, volunteer work can provide you with valuable skills and experience to add to your job resume as well. Other places you may consider volunteering for include churches and food kitchens.

Focus on the good things in your life

When you are unemployed, everything may seem bleak. However, in most cases, there are some things that will remain positive in your life. This can include such things as your children, spouse/partner, pets, good health or friends. It may also be something as simple as spending some time outside listening to the birds sing or soaking in a luxurious bubble bath.

Staying positive while being unemployed may seem difficult, but it does not have to be. There are many things you can do to stay positive, and the above tips are just a few. Jotting down your feelings from day to day will definitely help as well. When you follow all of these useful tips, your confidence will remain intact and you will be able to get through this difficult period in your life.


Peter has received many accreditation's including many from the Times Online. As founder of You Could Save (2005) , What Stationers (2007) and more recently, Peter Millikin (2018). Peter regularly helps consumers and national organisation ‘save money’. He believes that the only successful way to bring people together online is to provide an open marketplace where people can all work together in a friendly, unbiased environment.

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