Let's face it, we all have bad days. It's easy to get discouraged and feel a lot of anxiety about the job search. Just about the only thing that clears my head these days is running. One of many reasons I'm training for a marathon is because the hours of running help me channel my energy (otherwise known as stress) into something positive. But training for a marathon is not for everyone. Instead, I suggest you to find your own outlet for stress, something positive to focus on when you just can't seem to find a smile. Maybe blogging?
One thing I did today was pull out old letters of recommendation that I had saved from previous job searches. Those letters reminded me that I do have something good to offer and there are a lot of people out there that want to see me succeed. Remembering your past achievements can help remind you to focus on the future success that is ahead of you!