I had struggled for about three years after I lost my job because of company cutbacks. Although I was able to find a job that paid enough to make ends meet, it was not the career that I had gone to school for and was not something that I enjoyed doing like my old job was. I fell into a depression and could not seem to get myself picked back up. It took talking with a few close friends to realize that my situation wasn't going to change itself and that I was going to have to do something if I wanted it to improve. Visit my blog to learn about the self-help techniques that I have learned that have helped me improve my outlook on my life.