7 WAYS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE WHEN YOU’RE IN BETWEEN JOBS (Fast Company):
“Sure, you didn’t plan on being on permanent vacation, a.k.a. unemployed, but here you are. And believe it or not, this can be a blessing in disguise…
3. VOLUNTEER AT AN UPCOMING INDUSTRY CONFERENCE.
Research any associations in your industry that might have an upcoming luncheon, conference, or networking event. Reach out to the coordinators to see if you could use your expertise at their next event…
5. STAY SHARP.
Exercise your mind with crossword puzzles and brain games. SharpBrains lists 50 brain teasers to start your day with, and if you love a good crossword, try WordCrunch. If games aren’t your thing, BrainHQ suggests going to a museum, exercising, and memorizing a song as additional brain fitness tips. In other words, resist the urge to veg-out on the couch Bridget Jones style. Setting a daily schedule and list of to-dos can be a great boon for your mental well-being.
7. DO SOMETHING YOU’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE.
Ever thought about training for a 10K? Did you ever want to be vegan for 30 days like Beyoncé? Challenge yourself to try something new. Sure, being unemployed presents a new set of challenges, but the point is to do something productive as often as you can. Working toward a goal will give you that sense of accomplishment and success. Plus, when you do go back to work, you’ll have plenty of interesting stories to share with your new co-workers.”
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