Being out of work has been a blessing in disguise for me. I have done quite a bit of work on self-discovery, something I wouldn’t have ever had time for previously. One of my favorite blogs is The Happiness Project, I subscribe to via RSS. They recently had a blog post listing ways to feel happy when you lost your job. My husband and I are working on clearing our clutter. This again is something I wouldn’t have time for if I were working. It feels so good to have a clean and decluttered house. I feel like I can get more done. There seems to be less stress too.
But mostly I am focusing on remembering what I do have, not what I don’t. I have an amazing daughter who grows smarter everyday, a beautiful home, a loving husband, parents close by, fuzzy cats, plenty of food to eat, and a soft bed to sleep in. And more and more I am thankful that I have had this time off to be with my daughter, play with her, and watch her grow. I am happy that I have learned more about myself and am better prepared to interview for my dream job.
In my opinion it is important to find the positive side of a situation if possible. It will cause less stress and make you happier. And enjoying life is a great goal, don’t you think? What makes you happy?