- Stress and Redundancy
This is my first day of being redundant. i have done all those little jobs around the house I have been putting off. I have contacted a few selected recruitment agents who say they will get back to me over the next few days. I don’t have any urgent appointments of deadlines to meet so I was going to go for a ride up the woods.
First time for 20 years where I have no work worries and I am a bit bored really. I guess I am used to a reasonable amount of stress and was wondering what I should do to wean myself it.
Suggestions (serious or otherwise) of how to introduce some stress inot my life.Posted 9 years agosharkbaitMember
Oh yes……. get a boat in the volvo race game and try and sail through the doldrums with the wind not doing anything as predicted…….. that’s real stress 😉
No serious suggestions I’m afraid other than you can come and have some of my stress!Posted 9 years ago
I have my own small business and found out yesterday that my bread and butter client of the past 7 years has been bought out and our services (document scanning/imaging) are no longer required. We’re an easy target at the moment and most potential clients are putting projects that would involve us on hold for a while.
I thought we might just squeak through the tough times, but now I’m not sure 🙁rustydubMember
Having been off on the sick for nearly the past 2 years, I am finally being made redundant Friday.Posted 9 years ago
Best advice I can offer is start each week with a new “to do” list and cross tasks off as you acheive them. Also when I wake up each morning I find it helps to plan my day.
Having come from a stressful job and a sressful industry, it was very difficult at first to make the change.
It has also enabled me to increase my riding, which has benefited my health no end.
You just need to think of it as a positive change.
If you want stress / worry, then how about this.
10 minutes before Mrs WCA is due home from work / whatever, get dressed in her undies and sit downstairs. When you hear her approaching the front door race upstairs and try to get changed before she finds you*
*unless of course you’re into that sort of thing anyway…..Posted 9 years agoMunqe-chickMember
enter a triathlon or duathlon that will give you something to train for.Posted 9 years ago
How about studying something new? either that would assist job wise or just that you have always fancied!??? Charity or voluntary work? Go abroad and work for someone doing something cool! Don’t know about your commitments just a few suggestions!TerrydactylSubscriber
When I had a “break” last year of six months or so, I cycled to places I have never been before:-Posted 9 years ago
A tour of all the local libraries to check out “quiet” talent.
I made a plan to bike all the lanes in 10 mile radius.
Cycle to “sign on” and see people you dont normally see.
Off road is shit in my area so road stuff got me fit and yes plan some epics.
Main thing, like me last year, its Spring, GET OUT dont stay in the house even if you just sit on the park bench and read Forum magazine!AndySubscriber
Nick I’d go for a damn good holiday somewhere. Thats the best advice i have been given.
Get away for a couple of weeks. It gives you time to get the last job/leaving work thing out of your head, means you aren’t beating your self up which tends to happen in the first few weeks, you come back rested and relaxed and much more likely to accept the change. This also make you a much more promising prospect for any employer.
Been made redundant twice. First time I didn’t do this. After this advice the second time I did and got work almost straight away on my return.
Oh and read up on the personal change curve thing so you fully understand what states you are going through.
And come to Afan mountain biking this weekend 😀Posted 9 years agoamosridlMember
Main thing, like me last year, its Spring, GET OUT dont stay in the house even if you just sit on the park bench and read Forum magazine!
Best advice yet. Im a home worker and forcing myself outside for even an hour (even not on the bike) each day vastly improves your outlook.Posted 9 years agoMrNuttMember
I’ve invented a new high stress extreme sport, its called “free tunneling”, its relatively inexpensive and failure can even save your loved ones money! it goes like this:
dig a tunnel but use no bracing, beginners start with easy soils like limestone or some such but experts can move on to corn, dried sharp sand or mercury!
to be honest mate, sounds like you need a downhill bike!Posted 9 years agonickeggMember
You’re bored after a day? Try two months!
Been using the time to make the garden immaculate, clean the house, sort through boxes of crap we keep moving from house to house, riding my road bike (alot) and clearing a deer track in my local woods that just so happens to have the kind of flow you find at trail centres.
Now i’m starting to get abit bored!Posted 9 years ago
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