How to Stop Emotional Bleeding (3 Things We Love This Week)

1. TEDx Talk: Why We All Need To Practice Emotional First Aid

What is it:  Psychologist, Guy Winch discusses four emotions that can overwhelm you if you don’t take your emotional health as seriously as your physical health.  These emotions are loneliness, failure, rejection, and rumination.  He points out that we suffer “emotional bleeding injuries” more than we suffer physical ones. Yet, we are more likely to seek medical treatment for an injury than we are to seek treatment for our emotional health.

Why we love it: Loneliness, failure, rejection, rumination.  Do any of these emotions feel familiar?  This could be the definition of a failed job hunt. It’s important to recognize that one, or all, of these emotions, may overwhelm you while you are on the path to finding a new career or job.  Listen to this heartfelt talk and learn to take action when you’re emotionally bleeding and getting in the way of your success.

Where to find it: https://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_the_case_for_emotional_hygiene

2. Online Article: Don’t Let Your Job Search Depress You

What it is: Frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Pricilla Claman, addresses the frustrations that face everyone searching for a new job.  From automated resume filtering services to extensive online forms, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and depressed.  The key is to “manage your feelings.”

Why we love it: Our team understands that it’s not easy out there.  Our goal is to make sure that you have every tool you need to find your career purpose​. We also understand that the job hunt can lead to emotional bleeding and there may be days when you don’t feel like getting out of bed and you need support. Read this article and learn about how to cope with these feelings, and know that our team and our community are here to support you.

Where to find it:  https://hbr.org/2012/03/dont-let-your-job-search-depre

3. Quote: “If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Richard Yates

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