After recent time off, it’s time to go back to the 9 to 5. I used this time for rest and recovery.

Usually, I use my off time to take a vacation or go to a beach but this wasn’t that type of time off. This time off was highly political and I’m not touching that with a 10-foot pole.

The worse part of the time away was not having a large emergency fund ready. Shoot, I didn’t even have a spare thousand. I’m in the beginning of my debt pay down journey.

Moving away from the doom and gloom, this time off work allowed me to reflect, gain some peace, play video games galore and gain clarity. I think I have my priorities re-aligned and how to keep them at the forefront of my mind when I get back to the grind. The priorities are simple really, my health, paying off debt and building multiple consistent streams of income.

Figuring out the priorities during rest and recovery

That was the longest period in my adult life without working so it was kind of like a mini-retirement if I’m broke preview. I saw that a broke and overweight retirement would be really terrible. So I’m going to ensure I take time for myself during the work day and go to the gym. It’s nice to subsidize the gym and all but I’m going to go use what I’m paying for. The rest and recovery were nice but the lack of funds… not so much.

Debt freedom is the next priority. I was lucky enough to be able to work with my bank but I can only imagine my stress levels if I hadn’t been able to. Being debt free or financially independent during a time like what just happened would be much better.

Finally, I need to build multiple streams of income. Currently, I’m at 2, my 9 to 5 and my reselling business. I need more than that. Investments will be another steam of income in the future.

$1 bills stacked on top of each other, if i had these I wouldn't need so much rest and recovery
Seeking: Multiple steams of these

The period of time off allowed me to rest, play video games, run my business and see the bigger picture. Here’s hoping this doesn’t happen again or at least when it does I’ll be ready.