The Upside to Unemployment

The economy has a way of  forcing us to take a look at the job we are in (or have just lost) and decide if that was where we really wanted to be.  Regardless of the answer, the ability to turn and look in another direction and see the positive side will make all the difference in your time of transition (aka unemployment).This is a great time to:

Write letters to those people that love you (or to those that hate you!)

Visit the Library
Get a library card
Check out the career section books
Read magazines
Join a book group
Use the library computer to send out resumes/check emails
Select some audio books (cassettes or cds)
See if your library lets you download books to a mp3 player
Request books online

Get Fit
If you have a gym membership, try to keep it or
Join Fitness 19 ($19.00 per month)
Go to a store and purchase a cheap pedometer ($5 or less)
Start walking and look at the number on the pedometer – raise that number by 100 every day
Every time a commercial is on, jump up and do 50 squats (if you’re ‘man’ enough!)

Sleep in
Go to bed when you’re tired
Let your body wake up when it’s good and ready

Take a trip
Remember how many trips you had to pass up because there was no time?
You either have time or money — take a road trip, visit relatives, go camping …
Then when you get your job, you’ve already had a vacation. Trust me (ummm….)

Get an education
Go online and find some free university courses
Care to learn a language? Check the BBC website
100 Totally free weird and free classes
Hewlett-Packard has free lessons on how to use MS Office software

Voice your opinion

Start a free blog using WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal or any of the other freebies out there — and start voicing your opinion on something you’re passionate about!

Remember, you’ve got nothing to lose. And if you do start a blog, be sure to contact me so I can read it too!

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