- Robb Conlon
Using Your Downtime to its Fullest...
I am literally writing this article while still wet from a shower.
It's a place I go to think.
But it's not the only one.
Mowing the lawn,
Your daily shower...
There's a ton of TIME that you spend doing things that don't really engage your thinking centers of your brain, and this is where you can take those spare brain cycles and put them to excellent use.
Now, before delving into this, and because I don't want to get sued, I'm not saying stop paying attention to your driving or mowing, because you should be paying good attention, I'm saying when you have this downtime, start a small conversation with yourself about what you want to accomplish, you'll be surprised what you come up with.
These activities have a physical component that generally has become a second nature to us; you don't have to be a rocket scientist to shampoo your hair and scrub yourself clean in the shower.
Use this time to tackle problems in life; employment, business or otherwise.
You've probably seen the hashtag #showerthought, there's some serious power behind these. The seclusion and the lack of visual stimuli in a shower, sauna, hot tub, or while mowing your lawn/ commuting a familiar route (especially in light traffic) can give you the freedom to solve those problems that you're facing.
To give an example, when I need a new blog article idea, I go take a shower, usually I have 2 or 3 when I'm done because the lack of stimuli from phones, computers, and other people lets my mind expand.
Same thing happens with mowing the lawn. Grab your headset, put on some low intensity music and solve life's problems while your mower drones on.
You'll find that using these down times that you're doing physical activity or other things that you're very familiar with to be exceptionally beneficial to your job hunt. You may think of a new career you want to try, perfect that business idea you had a few months ago, or at the very least come out refreshed and ready to continue pounding on your job hunt/
(Spotify's "Deep Focus" playlist is AMAZING for this, also, there IS a Recruiting Hell play list for when you want to crush job apps)
You'll find that using these downtimes that you're doing physical activity or other things that you're very familiar with to be exceptionally beneficial to your job hunt. You may think of a new career you want to try, perfect that business idea you had a few months ago, or at the very least come out refreshed and ready to continue pounding on your job hunt/