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What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job

What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job

Whether you find yourself unemployed, looking to make a career change, or entering the workforce for the first time, finding a job can a very time consuming, frustrating and disheartening process. A process I know all too well. First, because it took me over 9 months to find a new job when I decided it was time to leave my …

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Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. With current unemployment rates at a record-breaking high thanks to COVID-19, you probably know someone close to you that’s been laid off, let go or looking for a new, better job. Giving your unemployed friends and loved ones a thoughtful gift could really go a long way. Think about what sort of things they need …

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50+ Self Care Gift Ideas For Under $50

50+ Self Care Gift Ideas For Under $50 (Updated for 2020)

Life can be so chaotic and stressful that finding time for yourself often feels impossible. Maybe even selfish. But self care is so important! How can you take care of others without first taking care of yourself? Your needs matter, too. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself, find unique gifts for a loved one, or you want to give back …

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What To Do When You Hate Your Job - My Life, I Guess

I Hate My Job! The Best Ways to Cope Until You Can Quit

Do you jump out of bed each morning with a smile on your face, excitedly anticipating the work-day ahead of you? Or do you lay there as your alarm goes off, seriously contemplating just rolling over and going back to sleep, thinking “I hate my job, anyway. So what if I get fired?” Hopefully your answer is closer to the …

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15 Ways to Survive Financially While Unemployed - My Life, I Guess

15 Ways to Survive Financially While Unemployed

If you are unemployed, you need to financially survive this trying time. Your new full time job is to find a job. Unfortunately, looking for work is a “job” doesn’t pay anything.   Not having any income is a serious problem. And a major cause of stress. How are you going to keep a roof over your head? Or food …

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Can't Sleep? Advice for Beating Sleeping Problems - My Life, I Guess

Can’t Sleep? Advice for Beating Sleeping Problems

Sleeping is one of my favourite things to do. Even though beating my sleeping problems is something I’ve struggled with for most of my adult life. As a high school and university student, my insomnia got to be so bad that I almost failed an 8 a.m. class or two. Although things are better for me now, my sleeping problems …

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Don’t Let a Horrible Boss Destroy You (Like I Almost Did) - My Life, I Guess

Don’t Let a Horrible Boss Destroy You (Like I Almost Did)

Horrible bosses. At some point in our lives, we will all have at least one. In my seemingly never-ending struggle to find a good, permanent, full time role, horrible bosses have been a big factor. After having a boss that was physically abusive towards 2 of my colleagues, and extremely verbally and emotionally abusive to us all, I thought that …

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Top 10 Effective Strategies to Deal With Work Stress - My Life, I Guess

Top 10 Effective (and Doable) Strategies To Deal With Work Stress

A Guest Post By Shiuan Butler Aloha! My name is Shiuan and I am the Creator of Journaling Sisters, a safe, supportive, nurturing community of heart-centred women who love connection, creativity, and journaling. I came across Amanda’s blog, My Life, I Guess… recently and loved how open she was on the topic of mental health. I decided to reach out …

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Top 3 Ways A Change Of Scenery Is Good For Your Health

Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in a rut? You’re walking the same routes every day, going to the same places with the same people. You sleep in the same bed every night and you deal with the same problems wherever you go. It gets boring. It’s for this reason that many people choose to head off on a …

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Is Veganuary All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Is Veganuary All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

With any new year comes a reinvigorated goal to lose weight, get fit and look after our health and well being more effectively. After gaining those few extra pounds while celebrating the holidays, January has become known as a detox month to wash away the excess and bring our mindset and bodies inline with a more normal and healthy way …

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How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health - My Life, I Guess

How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health

Last updated: April 18, 2019 As a university educated woman in her 30s, with a post-graduate degree and over 10 years of professional working experience, having to accept a minimum wage job felt like a slap in the face. I’ve spent most of my life getting a quality education, working hard, and gaining tons of experience in order to avoid …

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Is This Job Worth It?

I accepted this part time, minimum wage job with a pretty positive attitude. It was supposed to be an easy and fun way to earn some money, but still have time to apply for better, more career-driven jobs and work on this blog and freelancing gigs . But it’s none of these things. It feels like this job is consuming my …

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