Being out of work can be one of the most depressing and frustrating experiences — for so many reasons. Apart from the obvious financial strains it brings, being unemployed can be devastating to a person’s overall wellbeing, and even to their health.
The mindset of being unable to find work has a bigger effect on the mind and body than many may realize. In fact, this effect then contributes to the challenges of getting back into work.
The great news is — there is a solution. There is a way to break the cycle.
The Effects of Being Out of Work
Regardless of how a person came to be in the situation, the experience of being unable to find work has very specific effects on the brain and body.
Like all negative emotions, the feelings that come up from being out of work cause varying degrees of the fight-freeze-or-flight state. Being unable to get a job causes different combinations of emotions in different people.
Effects on the Body
Feelings of despondency, resentment, frustration, lack of confidence, low self-worth, depression, and so many more, cause a spiral of negative emotion. When you are feeling any of these emotions, your body is in an emergency stress state.
This means that the blood is being pumped away from your organs to your extremities (for fighting or running away) and stress chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline flood your bloodstream. Systems and activities that are not essential for immediate escape from a “threat” are reduced or shut down, including digestion and healing.
Effects on the Brain
In addition to these physiological effects on the body, the prefrontal cortex of the brain shuts down. This is the part of the brain where you do your cognitive thinking, which means that while you are feeling any kind of negative emotion, you are not capable of thinking clearly, processing information effectively, communicating effectively, or problem-solving.
The results are:
- Not being able to see solutions that you would otherwise be able to see
There are solutions that you could implement; but you are literally unable to see them because the part of your brain that would usually process them is offline
- Not being able to see opportunities that would otherwise be clear to you
The prefrontal cortex is the part of your brain that notices and calculates opportunities. While you are in any negative state, this is not functioning properly — which means you are literally unable to see opportunities that are right in front of you
- Compromised communication.
When applying for a job, networking, enquiring about training, and attending interviews, communication is an essential part of success. However, while you are in any kind of negative state, since your prefrontal cortex is not working properly, your communication is compromised.
You are not communicating as effectively and fluidly as you would if you were feeling good. Your ability to interpret the other person’s expressions, body language and tone of voice is also hindered.
- An inability to concentrate, focus and absorb important information.
With the prefrontal cortex offline, you are less able to focus and concentrate in interviews, on applications, and in any kind of training you may need to complete.
As you can see, all of this affects your ability to find a job. In addition to this, it hinders your ability to find a job you will enjoy and that will pay you what you want and need.
As is the case with all problems, being out of a job is the result of the subconscious records you are holding.
Using FasterEFT to change those records will give you two main results:
- It will help you to get your brain and body into a calm and balanced state of feeling good, and therefore working effectively. This will help you to see more options, take full advantage of all opportunities, come up with solutions, and be more effective in all communications, including interviews. It will also help you to better comprehend and absorb new information.
- It will clear the original programming that is causing you to make the decisions and take the actions (or not take the actions) that have been giving you the results you’ve experienced so far.
For more information on how those subconscious records are created, and how they affect all aspects of your daily life, read: The REAL Cause of All Your Problems and What Determines Your Character and Personality?
For guidance in using FasterEFT read: The FasterEFT Technique — Step-by-Step.
To see FasterEFT in Action, watch the videos on the FasterEFT YouTube Channel.
Article by: Robert G. Smith
Originally published at fastereft.com on August 14, 2016.