Take no breaks
Gaining control over the situation is a major step. Or, rather, attempting to gain control over a situation that you only have so much control over. You may not sleep for days, and spend every waking minute applying to jobs or following up with leads. “I won’t sleep until I get another job!” you declare. You believe that so long as you never, ever, for a second take a break from pursuing employment, you should be employed again in no time.