Enjoy the feeling of not being busy.

I experienced a bit of malaise when I stopped working and was waiting on the bench for a contract.

I felt uncomfortable.

For the first month, I was a cleaning, cooking, organizing DEMON.

I felt so free to do whatever I wanted, but so guilty at the same time, that I couldn’t stop filling my day up with STUFF.

I even went downtown all the time, just to take up time in my day, doing meaningless errands and tasks.

Eventually, I became more comfortable with not being busy.

Or feeling the need to be stressed out and hyper-tense all the time.

Then it hit me: I made my life more difficult and harder, because I felt uncomfortable with free time.

Can you believe it?

Uncomfortable with too much free time.

Now I’ve started to spread things out during the week, sticking to my 3-things-a-day plan ┬árather than trying to cram it all in one day.

stressed-manAnd if I feel extra motivated, I do a lot more, and pick up momentum along the way.

And if I am not motivated, I don’t let it bother me the way it used to.

Sometimes, I still get REALLY bored.

But I just need to see it as an opportunity to:

  • read those e-books
  • watch those movies
  • practice new recipes
  • organize
  • backup my data
  • nap ­čśŤ

I am still sending out resumes, applying for jobs and getting in contact with brokers…

But the only difference between me, and other freelancers is that instead of stressing over NOT having a contract, I’m choosing to see the positive side of it.

I don’t have financial hardship, I have low costs of living, I have everything I could ever want or need to keep me busy, and I am happy.

I just tell myself that it is what it is, and I cannot force a contract to appear out of mid-air.

Companies are just waiting until next year, and that’s that.

Note: I should also mention that I live in Canada, where the IT market is super small compared to the States.

I drool over the opportunities I see in the States.

Y’all need me.

I just don’t have a green card.

About the Author

I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.