Nicholas Nigro, author of a cheery, new advice book (perhaps too cheery?) titled No Job? No Prob!: How to Pay Your Bills, Feed Your Mind, and Have a Blast When You’re Out of Work (Skyhorse Publishing 2008), offers the following tips for those who suddenly find themselves with time on their hands:
- Start the day as early as possible--our brains, Nigro argues, tend to be more focused in the morning than in the evening
- Keep your learning curve perpetually greased--taking classes—either online or in person—might benefit your job search or inspire a future career
- Cavort with genuinely successful people--not necessarily rich people but people who are good to the core
- Learn to cook
- Practice yoga
- Play smart--exercise your brain: do crosswords, play Scrabble, etc.
- Contact long-lost friends
- Become a shutterbug--snap photos everywhere you go
- Volunteer your time--the more people you know, the greater number of people who will be invested in your job search
- Try new things all across the board
Note: The above tips were excerpted from the Dec. 26th issue of The Week, which adapted them from Nigro’s book.