Getting Strong Now (Hear the Rocky theme playing?)

Let Rocky Show Us the Way
Well, we don’t have to beat up slabs of beef but staying upbeat is important for job seekers. Sad sacks, like Winnie the Pooh’s Eeyore (http://www.just-pooh.com/eeyore.html) turn off potential employers. The ups and downs can be rough on us and those around us. Taking good care of ourselves is the best thing we can do for our loved ones and our job search.

Don’t Eat Right and Don’t Exercise
Not really. Do what you can to maintain a healthy weight, but cut yourself some slack. I don’t like working out but I do it because I feel better: the endorphins and a feeling of accomplishment lift my spirits. If you don’t have access to a gym, find stairs to climb. If the weather’s bad, walk at the mall. Find a buddy to exercise with. It’s a good networking opportunity. Set a small goal like two hours of walking a week.

Pay Attention to Your Attitude
I haven’t watched network or most local news for years. So am I an uninformed slug? I hope not. I pick and choose my sources, mostly online. I think about H.A.L.T: am I hungry, angry, lonely or tired? If so, I take action. I meet regularly with my two unemployed “buddies.” They understand how I feel better than anyone else. I tell them about my goals and report my progress.

Enjoying Your Life – Free or Inexpensive FUN Things to Do
Take a Walk through American History
Visit Ganondagan (ga·NON·da·gan), site of the historic Seneca community in Victor, NY. Tour a full-size replica of a 17thc. Seneca Bark Longhouse; walk miles of self-guided trails. Their ongoing events include visiting a living beaver dam, watching art demonstrations are free or $3/adult. You can also attend the annual dance and music festival in July .

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2 Comments

  • By Russ McGinn, June 2, 2009 @ 12:02 pm

    Love the Rocky movie theme… I can almost hear it play. I was going to run up the stairs of the City offices but there aren’t any in Salt Lake City… Like your blog!

  • By Deborah, June 2, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

    Great, thanks for the feedback. I heard the music too. People have told me that they are walking up and down stairs as a result of this post, when they have 10 minutes and can’t get to the gym. just looked a sl city hall, guess you have to climb the spires! Appreciate your kind words, Deb

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