Un-employment - Week 2  

Wok2016 38M  
82 posts
4/13/2017 1:31 pm
Un-employment - Week 2

Welp, I'm almost through the second week of not working and so far so good. I've been hitting the gym pretty hard until a stomach bug derailed that last weekend, but all appears to be well there again too. I spent 3 hours at the gym today, some of it in the steam room, which was great. Sadly, I don't think I'll have that kind of time to spend once I do start working again, so best to take advantage of it now.

My diet has also started to come back around. Tempting as it it might be sit around and get drunk in my boxers in the afternoon, I have been able to avoid alcohol almost completely and really focus on healthy and nutritious meals. Since I've been home I've found myself doing the grocery shopping, all of the cooking and most of the dishes as well so that helps me control things a little bit too.

I haven't spent as much time as I'd like getting my resume and LinkedIn pages back up to snuff, but I'm making some progress there at least. Hopefully by this weekend I will have those crossed off the list as well. Next up is reading some books I have picked up recently from Stephen Covey and Tony Robbins to get myself headed down a "right" path. I had been living an "employee-centered" life according to how Covey defines human behaviour and have not been following a more general set of guiding principles. Maybe once the resume is up to date I can take a crack at a personal mission statement as well. That's something else he recommends to help you to live by your guiding principles.

And then lastly I need to get started on my meditation and journalling. I definitely watch too much TV, so curtailing that will give me adequate time to fit those in. Show of hands, how many of you journal outside of your blog posts ( be there here or some place with a little different prerogative)? How about meditation? I'd love to here what else you guys and girls might be doing to help keep you centered. Please let me know, I'm always looking to incorporate new ideas into how I live my life!


pocogato12 68F  
33563 posts
4/13/2017 3:53 pm

I no longer work so I no linger budget anything. It is now me time and my favorite
is books, just abut anything but not deep thinking stuff, more like educational. Steve Berry and John Jakes do exceptional historical fiction and do their own research in person. I learned a lot of world history from Berry and American from Jakes. My lucky find today was a Berry book AUTOGRAPHED. IF you are not working by choice it's wonderful. If it's by corporate reasoning I feel for you.
One time I took an entire summer off with pay LOL it was marvelous but I missed working so I changed careers. I do not keep a journal any more

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Naughtypursuit 52F  
2598 posts
4/13/2017 1:47 pm

I journal my meals...and my workouts. Keeps me on track and accountable

Wok2016 38M  
432 posts
4/13/2017 1:31 pm

Thanks for reading, and for any tips and tricks you'd care to share!

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