Post-graduation is a transitional stage to adult life where an individual’s life changes from a student who goes daily to school and university, takes exams, and submits assignments to a responsible person who has to start his career. Most students start drawing a graceful picture of their life, but they are shocked by the harsh reality of the job market. This fundamental change in human life makes many fall into depressive episodes. If you are a fresh graduate who suffers from post-graduation depression and feels depressed and anxious, follow these best tips to come out of post-graduation depression.
Go out of your home
Staying home for a long time makes a person enter a deadly rotating routine, so it generates a feeling of depression and makes a person sink into a spiral of infinite thoughts. Going out home helps change your mood, and get you out of the circle of negative thoughts. When you are out of your home, try to meet, and listen to positive people, who can support you, and take advice.
Try something new
Each student makes a list of things that he will do after graduation. Most of them do not make anything of them and they just stay home holding their phone. It is your time to take off your lazy gown and do something new such as traveling, camping, drawing, or making handicrafts. Trying to do something new for the first time makes you feel better and very proud.
Stop using social media
Using social media drains your energy, time, and effort. By the end of the day, you will find zero achievements. Instead of spending hours using Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, start a self-learning trip by joining e-courses on the internet such as Coursera and Edrak, or listening to a podcast related to your major. Also, you can start working as a freelancer after learning how to use freelancing platforms such as Upwork and Mostaqel.
You have to create an excellent CV and start applying for jobs. Sure, you do not have work experience, so try to include your training courses or taking courses related to your major. If they did not accept you, do not despair. Identify the reasons for the rejection, determine your weaknesses, and start strengthening them. Remember that you are at the beginning; you will find the best one day.
Develop yourself in your major
The ladder of development is unlimited. Although what is given in universities is very good to start a career, more is needed. You should take courses relevant to your major and read more about it. On the other hand, Volunteer in one of the most important institutions in your town if you don’t do this before you graduate. This will improve your CV, raise your job acceptance rate, and expand your acquaintances. The ladder of development is unlimited.
Do not compare yourself with others
We are different, so do not compare yourself with others. Especially your friends who found jobs after their graduation. Also, you should believe that no one has a perfect life and everyone must have a chance. Put a specific goal that suits your personality and circumstances; work hard to achieve it and forget people.
Frankly, nothing claims anxiety because it’s not too late and you are still in the beginning. It is a matter of getting out of your slumber, going out of your room, trying something new, stopping using social media, creating your CV, developing yourself, and stopping comparing yourself with others. After that you will be better; certainly, you will meet your goals.