1. Maintaining personal hygiene
Those who haven’t been unemployed over the long-term may be shocked to find out the degree to which many of those who have been simply let themselves go. Depression can set in as people begin to feel that their situation is hopeless, and it can become all too easy to let important habits like shaving fall by the wayside. This tends to make people feel worthless and feeds the cycle of depression and inactivity, exacerbating an already big problem. Regardless of whether someone is unemployed for a day, a week, a month, or a few years, maintaining personal care and hygiene is a vital part of maintaining health and self-worth. The unemployed must prepare themselves to meet each day just as they would if they were going to work.