Being unemployed is boring. My life is the same every day. I wake up. I read a book. I send out a resume, change and send out a cover letter and fill out an application. I make lunch. I shower. I take a nap and on and on it goes. My days don’t really change so when someone asks me what I’m doing I say, “nothing much.”
After a week or so of doing this cycle I started to get depressed and decided that each day needed a point and purpose beyond the resume/application process. Each day needed at least one accomplishment so that I could feel like each day had a purpose. Sometimes the point and purpose is to do laundry. Sometimes its to do my taxes, to clean, to do dishes, to read a book, to edit something. Whatever it is, as long as I accomplish it that day I feel good. I feel like the day served its purpose.
It doesn’t mean some days aren’t harder than others but it means that the days don’t run together as much. It means I’m not as sad each day. It meas I feel like I serve a purpose.
One day I went through all of my books and separated which ones I actually want to hold on to so that I can start selling the ones I don’t want.
For me a point and purpose for each day is important. For the last 5 years my daily point and purpose had to do with class and before that it was teaching. I realized to get through this time I need to have a point and purpose for each day.