It is Monday morning and I haven’t left the house since Friday morning. This is not how I want my period of unemployment to look.
Today is the first day of the week. After I was let go last Tuesday, I decided to take until today to get organized.
My achievements for last week include:
- Filing for unemployment,
- Figuring out health insurance options and making a decision,
- Reaching out to my network to let everyone know I’m available for employment opportunities,
- Taking amazing care of myself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I did great work last week. I am well-situated now to redirect my focus.
It is time to start the job search.
This will, naturally, start off with an overhaul of my resume. I plan to start (hopefully finish?) this effort today.
I also am making certain commitments to myself about what I wish this period of unemployment to look like. I hereby commit to the following. I will:
- Make sure to leave the house at least once per day. Appointments, social engagements, and errands count. Taking out the trash and going to the gym do not.
- Stick with the solid morning routines I know work for me. Wake up with an alarm. Have a healthy breakfast. Relax with coffee. Then, get to work on the search.
- Maintain a 9-5 M-F work schedule and allow myself to relax during evenings and weekends.
- Continue moving my body for at least 30 minutes 5x per week.
- Eat healthy, nourishing foods.
Realizing I haven’t left the house in days did not make me feel good. I deserve to feel good.
I do not know how long unemployment will last. It might be one month or it could be years. I will commit now to setting out as I mean to continue, and adhering to the list I’ve created.