If one finds that life is tougher during the recession and that extra time is available due to a layoff or shorter working hours, there still is a way to benefit. Take the time to learn extra skills by either enrolling in a course or simply by reading in the public library for free.
Also, take the time to reconnect with important people in your life as well as yourself. I really don’t think that people have taken the time to do this and recession periods will be ideal to do so.
I discuss these very points about how to best utilize extra time during this recession with Susan Lamb during a radio podcast interview
that you can listen in on anytime. It’s a 24 minute podcast and worth listening to in order to get perhaps a different and healthy perspective on this recession.