Lili Haram, 31, from Israel, will come to the US in 2021 to pursue a master’s degree in neuroscience from Columbia University. As her graduation date approached, Hallam began applying for jobs early before the program ended his May 2022.
she told herself. She said, “But I’m already starting, so it’s okay.”
By September, Hallam was oversleeping and having trouble sleeping. She was suffering from stomachache. And she felt a looming sense of dread. It was a “constant sense of guilt,” she says.
As a human being, “I crave certainty,” says Chase Cassine, a certified clinical social worker at DePaul Community Health Center. When we don’t have it, it can cause anxiety. Even if there is none, there is nothing.
Hallam developed various coping mechanisms through his job search. Here’s how she soothed her nerves and why Cassine believes these are useful tactics for others dealing with anxiety.
She took a long walk, “much to my dog’s delight.”
вЂњI think the very big thing I was doing when the weather was nice and a little easier was getting more exercise and getting outside,вЂќ she says. Haram put on earphones, played music, and took long walks with his dog first thing in the morning.
“Walking is a great thing people can do when they’re feeling anxious,” says Cassine. Walking is a way to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of job hunting. “We’re adults and we have bills,” he says. “But you can’t be looking for a job all day. You have to do some self-care.”
She shared her experience in a LinkedIn post
In late October, Hallam shared her anxiety and job-hunting experience in a Linkedin post titled “Job Hunting and Managing My Mental Health.”
“For a while, I was cultivating the courage to write and publish stuff like that,” she says. I was able to get an outpouring of support, including personal messages.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s between a therapist and a client, whether it’s a post on LinkedIn or a social media platform,” Cassine says. “People are seen, heard, valued. And by allowing others to feel that way, Haram was able to feel himself seen, heard, and valued. rice field.