Wednesday, 20 April 2016

How to solve the waiting game


My new course doesn't start again until September this year...yep, that's right, I'm having to go through the whole waiting for the new university year to start once again. However I shouldn't complain, as this time it's different, because it's actually a course that I'm looking forward to as opposed to something I thought I would enjoy.

Lately I've been trying to hold back feeling down about not getting up to much. I feel like I'm always stuck in the house and when I'm not, I'm limited to where I can go. I'd quite happily like to jump on a train and say 'i'm off to London for the day'. But money doesn't grown on trees unfortunately. Not to mention having to wait for call backs from potential jobs. Doing the whole 'always making sure my phone is on the highest ring' and 'checking for any missed calls on the landline'. I'm watching my phone like a hawk these days!

Each day I try to give myself little reminders, that whilst it is a very long time until the new university year starts and waiting for job opportunities do take a while, that there are things I can still do to keep me occupied and it doesn't even have to cost a thing! There are definitely things to do when you think you haven't got anything to do!

:: Get out every now and then. It does wonders to get out of the house even if there is nowhere big and exciting to go. Just a walk to the shops will do!


:: Bake something out of the store cupboard ingredients. In our kitchen there is always enough to make your usual cookies, traybake and scones. I always find baking relaxing, if there isn't a cat wondering around after the ingredients that is. A challenge is to see what is already in the cupboard and see what you can fix up a recipe.

:: Spring cleaning! There's nothing like a bit of Spring cleaning that will keep you occupied for the whole day. Or even depending on how much needs to be cleared out this can be a job you can spread out for the whole week. I always feel 10 times better once I've taken everything out of my room, hovered everywhere, polished and then rearranged everything back into a different place.


:: Put some outfits together. I am such a big fan of Pinterest and all my style inspiration comes from there. Sometimes I like to strip out my wardrobe and use Pinterest to put together some outfits that I didn't realise I could put together in the first place!

:: Help out with gardening. It's a real challenge getting your garden back into a better state for Spring after Winter. Our garden gets super muddy if there's been a lot of rain and it really doesn't help that the sun gets into the garden around late afternoon. It's something to do, getting out in the garden and helping mum with potting up new plants or painting the fences and furniture!

:: Be prepared for job advertisements and/or job interviews. I always make sure my cv is always up to date, adding little bits to it if necessary. In relation to putting some outfits together, it's always a good idea to make sure you have interview clothes. Pair of black trousers, blouse, blazer, suitable shoes, the staple interview clothing items.


:: Read something inspirational. I always catch up on my favourite blogs in the morning, especially when it's an inspirational post that will help me set my day off the right way.

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Do you have any ideas that keep
you busy throughout the day? Let me know in
the comments below!

Kayleigh

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