A Classic Case of Cabin Fever


Well I would never have thought I would say this but: I am finding it strange to have so much time these days. It’s only been a week since I’ve left my role of three years and with two short freelance projects under my belt already, having a lot more free time than I used to recently is well… confusing. I can’t explain it much better than that but I hope some of you will know what I mean.
 

Up until last Friday, I was working full-time and constantly trying to fit in blogging, dance class, reading, guitar-playing, skyping family, and seeing friends. Of course like any other Londoner I would say “The pace of this city is crazy and I don’t have enough time!” And yet this newfound freedom makes me feel like there are too many hours in the day. I can’t explain myself to myself.
 

I feel exactly like on the long summer holidays in high school where I would wake up early and go through my homework and daily tasks all by lunchtime and then feel slightly guilty and bored the rest of the afternoon. Am I a workaholic? Possible, I guess. Or maybe it’s a learned behavior from the culture we live in, where it is engrained in us that idleness is well, wrong.

Maybe I just need some time to adjust to the pace of freelance life? Whatever it is, I sort of feel like a lion in a cage so I hope that it passes soon. I hope you won’t mind this slightly more personal post about getting cabin fever but I always try to be honest here and I thought that maybe this is something some of you might have gone through too.

Thank you for reading!

 

2 Comments

Steph
April 12, 2016

The weather can definitely make you sluggish. I had a day like that last week where I didn't do anything at all. I'd say plan your day out with work you know you need to get done and something which YOU want to do, like learning something new or doing something leisurely. I get more out of the day when I plan it rather than making it up as I go along.

Jesse
April 16, 2016

That's great advice Steph! Planning does make it easier and I've followed your tip for my second week off. Happy to report it went much more smoothly! Maybe I needed to adjust a little to the change of pace :)

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