At the start of December, and for the first time in seven years, my current role as an IT consultant will end and I will be unemployed. I have never had more than a week of consecutive days off in those seven years, so the absence of a daily routine will be a shock to say the least...
Luckily enough, I do have some personal wealth and a few things to be getting on with (driving lessons, some professional exams) and wish to devote some time to figuring out the next direction of my life (possibly away from IT), but my concern is that the lack of a routine, the laying around the house and the loss of my employment status after working almost continuously since university would put me in a deep depression.
I wish to know about how some of you coped with this sort of life change, and how you kept yourself going. Any help, stories or insight would be greatly appreciated.