So the breathing thing...not working so much for me. I spent hours yesterday on the job boards. I would find a job-take the requirements over to my resume to highlight and feel as if I were drowning...yep...no breathing happening...just panic. I read the job to a friend who confirmed that I did indeed qualify...so it wasn't that I was trying for some pie-in-the-sky job. So why the panic?
Who knows. There is nothing to be done but slog forward. I managed to apply at four places yesterday-it took me 8 hours to do it. But I did it. It's all that can be done. Remember to breathe. Then distract with things like cleaning house, walking doggies, and working in the garden. The trick is not to distract so much I quit applying.