How do you keep picking yourself back up when it seems that the world, universe, human kind, or other factors are constantly knocking you down?
I find listing my options to be somewhat helpful. As long as you have a life, there is something you can do with it.
Things that have always been on my list that I've never gotten to yet;
Employment on a cruise ship (as a janitor probably)
Traveling ranch hand (janitor that can rope a steer)
Certification as a windmill maintenance mechanic
Millwright (jack of all trades for a factory).
Plumber (janitor with a wrench)
Septic tank maintenance (somebody has to do it)
You get the idea, there's always something you can do to live. Making enough to hold on to stuff .... Yeah, well that's a personal complication we all have.
But throw on top of that something I learned from the experience of watching others. ... If you know enough to BS your way into a job you don't know how to do, by the time the boss figures out that's what you did, you will know how to do the job. It's amazing, I've never done that, but I've seen it happen enough times to know it is true.
I learned to be a steamroller. It does not matter what people say or do that is negative. It does not matter that I lost most everything in the great recession back in 2008...I just keep steamrolling along, throwing myself into my work. When I am in a better financial position, lots of other things eventually fall into place. You look young, you have a lot of time to apply yourself to what is most important to you. At this point, you have to be kind of selfish and put your needs above all else. Make sure you enjoy the journey, because that is the prize. One more thing that is really important...exercise regularly. It does wonders for your mind as well as your body.