I know what you’re thinking. Unemployment is not meant to be enjoyed.
But that can’t be right!
Here’s how I see it: unemployment is just a stage in my life. And life is not infinite. Dwelling on unemployment and living without taking time to enjoy yourself is like wishing your life away. You’ll regret wasting precious time that you’ll never get back.
That said, I honestly can’t understand the people who try to make me feel better by saying things like “Unemployment was the best time of my life” or “You’re so lucky to have so much free time.”. Gah… please stop talking before I lose my cool!
In reality, you can still enjoy life while you’re unemployed, though you’ll have to put vacations and other extravagances aside. You can still spend time with family and friends. You can always take nature walks, explore your city, go to the local swimming hole, and endless other uplifting activities in your hometown. There’s a great big world out there – don’t limit yourself to staring at your laptop screen all day!
What are your favourite activities to do on the cheap?