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You may be both. One possibility is that your unemployment has decreased your ability to think of yourself as useful and this has led to stress. many times we define ourselves by our job or our profession. When those aren't present we become very despondent and lose our identify that we once had. This lack of focus can lead to feeling that we aren't being useful. The other possibility is that you may be situationally depressed. This is a short term depression that is resolved when the situation is resolved. Either situation can By lead you to experience lack of interest and hopelessness. The key is to maintain hope and motivation because your opportunities will present themselves eventually. Everyone experiences periods of disappointment and you just have to keep trying. Nothing is resolved by giving up and you have qualities that you should put to good use.
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Thank you! You say "maintain hope and motivation". How do I keep motivated during my period of unemployment? What activities do you suggest?