Managing the job search, and my mental health

Hi amazing Elphas!

I recently wrote my first article on LinkedIn (meant to be a post, but overshot by about 4,000 words!) and wanted to share it with anyone here that might be in the same position:

You're looking for a job, which is definitely hard enough right now, but have the added burden of managing your mental health and juggling "productivity" (which means different things to different people). Here's the article!

I took a good hard look at what I've been doing for the last few months that has kept me afloat and helped me push through, and even feel better more consistently. This small collection of tips is part action, part mindset, (part Elpha shoutout,) and none of the toxic productivity content we're used to seeing online.

I hope this helps even one of you! LMK any hot tips/habits you've acquired that are helping you help yourself these days. And of course- feel free to connect with me on LI.



Thank you for the article. I'm so glad you put a daily walk as #1, I really believe it is a super power. Also, I really dislike the word "productivity." It takes me to the industrial revolution, it makes me feel like we are in front of a conveyor belt. I'd love for you to check out the tool I'm developing for self-managing energy levels. If you do, please send me your feedback!
Checking it out!
LOVE this topic! Thanks for writing about it. It doesn't get nearly enough coverage.We think careers are about productivity, efficiency, results. All very unemotional words. Turns out careers are ripe with emotion, which of course means they're directly tied to mental health. One thing that's helped me with job searches and other moments of insecurity or high ambiguity is focusing my attention on my strengths. It sounds simple, but I always get lost in job postings and skills requirements, and imposter syndrome can set in. By focusing on my strengths (reflecting on them, asking for feedback, writing them down, letting them sink in), I boost my confidence and also remind myself to find jobs that suit my strengths (as well as values and interests).
Maybe you should write a post about identifying/leaning into strengths! And if you already have, I'd love a link
That's a great idea!I haven't written a whole post on Strengths, but I've written about "Looking In" activities (basically reflective exercises to figure out what matters to you in work) and it touches on Strengths.