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Hi everyone.
I am working with a PSU and my husband is a lecturer.We do not have kids.I have done B.Tech with Electronics Engg.My husband is very busy with his student's projects, his book writing and his journals and conferences.He is always on his PC and I have nothing else to do than watch tv.We have a domestic help who does all the household chores.I don't like going out much.Please suggest me what i should do with my spare time which benefits me professionally.I want to ban tv from my living room altogether.

" which benefits me professionally"
Can you make it " which benefits me professionally and/or socially"? If so and instead of TV if you can have an internet I can tell you something for TU in place of of TP

Hi Rupali,

You are in a very enviable position of having ample time on hand and yet ironically you are stumped for the right avenue in which to channelize your time and potential.

In my view you have the following broad choices

- Enhance your knowledge and add to your qualifications. This means taking up a professional course that compliments your current qualifications.

- Pursue a hobby or passion that you have longed to explore. eg. learning new languages/ art and crafts/ music / blogging

- Be engaged in some social service activity eg. teaching at an evening school for the economically weaker or spending time in an orphanage or old age home etc

- Should your husband be overworked and if he agrees you can try to assist him so that he gets more free time and the two of you can spend more time with each other

I am sure you will find some very innovative, productive and fulfilling way of keeping busy.

Should you have the time and inclination, do also visit my Inspirational and Motivational blogs listed below

www.actspot.wordpress.com – Over 1,15,500 views and 710 followers

www.poweract.blogspot.com – Over 35,000 views and 190 followers

Regards

Dear Rupali.

Others have given you some good tips. Hence, let me ask you a few questions as my wont.

From your post at https://www.citehr.com/418455-no-tra...ce-1-year.html it appers that you have just joined the PSU. Am I right? Is your work in the same field as what you studied for?

What's your long term ambition? For example, I know a girl who is a software engineer that was working for an MNC and who has left the job as her husband moved to States. From her musings, I gather that she wnted to become a nursery teacher. Now, she is trying to pursue that interest through part-time or a correspondent course. They also have no children though they are married for over 6 years.

I am retired and have a lot of time on my hand; I also do not like to watch TV and do not watch much. As some might have noticed, I contribute at CiteHR. I watch lectures by Swami Anubhavananda on various topics. I scan the web and keep updating myself on various subjects. For example, I have become allergic to fresh fruits; so, I scan the web to find out what is written about it.

My sister-in-law helps a charitable organisation (a school for the visually handicapped) to keep herself busy. However, as you are young and want to improve professionally, you need to clearly state what you would like to do and express it for us to give you concrete advice.

Dear Rupali,
Jacob has given all the answers to ur unasked questins even.
Would like to add @ Mr. Jacob, I have subscribed to ur blogs from last one year and use to read every blog of yours. Today getting this opportunity to say thankss!! You have Inspired Lots of people including me. I use to make short notes also out f ur blogs. You are really doing a very good job
Keep it up!!!
Thanxxx!!

Thanks a lot everyone.:) the blogs by Jacob sir are really very motivational. No Simhan sir, I am working here since 8 years. My husband is a Lecturer of Library and Information Science. He is always learning about software technologies like Dspace etc. I have no interest in his field. I
Hi Seema and Rupali, Thank you for sharing your feedback on my blogs and I am glad that both of you appreciate the contents and benefit from them. Best Wishes
Rupali,
Find what you love doing and throw yourself into that. You are in a rare situation that many will go to lengths to be in.
What is it you like? Gardening, painting, drawing, pampering children and babies, whatever.
You can make money doing any of these. That way, you too would have enough to occupy your time with and your pockets will start clinging with the sound of the greens. The whole world loves that sound. :-)

Dear Sir,

I am now assisting my husband in his research.He needs a PhD soon. His topic is related to user expectations in IIT libraries. I wish to follow him around on his trips to various IITs :D touchwood!!!

I even arranged a farewell party for his outgoing students at our home and really enjoyed a lot.My husband is much loved by his students.

The students touched my feet. I felt that even if I become the CMD of my organisation, this sort of respect won't come easily and that too coming from the youth.

Thanks for your advice. My husband appreciates my research skills and says I am better equipped than him because of my engineering background. :D It really is a very fulfilling experience and in future, I hope to assist him in writing books on his subject.

My husband even told his cousin about some investment ideas and insurance policies. When he asked my husband- how he knew so much..my husband replied." I have hired a financial advisor". His cousin asked him-what was the fee? My husband replied " her consultancy is free"..My husband's cousin understood who he was talking about and congratulated him on having a well-informed wife.

Thanks for your advice sir.

That is a fairy tale. A real world problem and you solved it through your positive attitude and initiative. Good stuff :)
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