(Closed) For Those Out of Work – What do you do all day

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For a looong, long time…nothing. Except be lazy and depressed and feel guilty (we agreed that I would quit my job, but I still felt guilty that I wasn’t doing anything to bring in money, even though we’re financially sound) and eat. Then I decided to be the best stay-at-home fiancé / soon-to-be stepmom ever. So I made a job out of cleaning and cooking and all of that good stuff. I also have used the time to do DIY projects and learn new skills and read and try to stay busy. I was going to take classes this term, but the financial aid didn’t pan out. I just do my best to find things I enjoy and tackle projects I’ve wanted to try.

Post # 4
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

When I was in that position I hit rock bottom (sleeping 12 hours, not leaving the house, etc) so I started making a work schedule. From 9-12 everyday I dropped off resumes, made followup calls, and went online to find job opportunities. From 12-1 I did lunch. From 1-2 I kept the house (it was so clean…. And hasn’t been since!). From 2-3 I read a good book, and then 3 was a talk show and 4 I started dinner.

Before that I slept until 12, got up and went on the net for a few hours, did mindless games for a few hours, had someone cook for me and went to bed. It was ugly.

Post # 5
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Domestic goddess stuff (cook, clean, laundry, grocery shop) it’s amazing how much of the day that takes up.  I also started running and try to increase my distance (since you’re not press for time there’s no need to rush).  Also I explored the city.  Went to places where I would never go on weekends because there’s too many people.

Post # 6
9631 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I sleep a lot, watch tv, read, do stuff around the house

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