Staying Positive: the ABCDE “Optimism Hardiness” Worksheet

Keeping yourself (and if you’re facilitating support group participants) positive is important to making progress.  This worksheet explains and gives an example of what challenging one’s unwarranted negative beliefs can do to keep one on track even in the face of disappointments during work search.  Reading the Bible (particularly Psalms) can also be used to help with this process of “disputing negative beliefs” that can make career and job transitions longer and more difficult.

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