1) Worked in a used book shop -- completely doable, even if your head is on fire.
2) Gone back to working in sales -- horrible, stressful and completely demoralizing.
3) Worked in a restaurant -- Completely doable, even enjoyable. Also, being around people all day got rid of the "blank head."
4) Gone back to an office job as a project manager -- horrible, stressful and completely demoralizing.
Obvious pattern, right? At least for my point of view, I would pick a job where you are around people all day and doesn't really require you to think too much. There's a lot to be said for jobs that are more physical in nature or even repetitive. Not sure, psychologically, why that would be, but I do know that once I start messing around with more intellectually demanding pursuits, I don't do well at all.
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