Tuesday, November 12, 2013
So I'm about 2 weeks into my "non-voluntary sabbatical" (ie. laid off). I'm starting to feel the slump, where I'm having a hard time getting myself to work on looking for a new job. I'm officially to the point where I no longer feel like I'm on an unpaid vacation and want to start making something of myself. I have applied to a handful of jobs so far, but it's time I get more focused on this task that's set before me.
However, I do feel like I am accomplishing a lot of other good things during these past couple of weeks. I'm cooking healthy food more often (including the from-scratch pizza dough I made for dinner last night). I'm definitely getting a lot more exercise in than I did when I was employed. Also, the house is a lot cleaner recently. It makes me almost wish our household had the income to allow me to continue playing homemaker, but alas that is not the case. Currently our house payments and looming student loans make that an impossibility.
So recently I've been checking out the health measurement tracking section of the Sparkpeople website and have started regularly checking my blood pressure. The site says it should be checked daily. Well, to me that seems a little excessive for somebody in reasonable health. However, I've started walking to the grocery store in the mornings to check my blood pressure, and then go on a 15 minute job on the way back home. Sure, might be excessive, but at least it gets me out of the house and on my feet for a while.