It’s Day 1 of being unemployed. If you happen to have your last day of work on a Friday, don’t include the weekend. Your first day of unemployment starts on the first day you would have worked if you still had a job. So what should you do?
First, sleep in at least 2 hours longer than you would have if you had to get up for work. I usually wake up at 6am for work. Today I slept in until 9am, not counting when I got up to feed the cats to stop them from screaming at me for breakfast. If your spouse or significant other is still employed, make sure to rub it in that you get to sleep more.
Second, eat breakfast. It’s best if you cook it yourself. Make some coffee, scramble some eggs, toast some bread. Take your time eating it. Use a real plate and silverware, sit down and enjoy yourself. Read the paper. You should do this every morning when you’re unemployed, because for so many there is no time in the morning for a real breakfast.
Shower so you feel clean and refreshed. Take your time in there too. Enjoy the water, the smell of the soap. Put on some comfortable, clean clothes. Don’t wear sweats though. You’re unemployed, not a slob.
Now do absolutely nothing for the rest of the day. Just watch TV or read. Enjoy your day of nothingness. Don’t stress about being unemployed. Save that for Day 2.