I spoke with a fellow TI named Dan a few days ago & he had a smart idea that I'd like to share with everyone. If, for whatever reason, you're unable to work, volunteer your time to an organization that helps others in need.
There are a many benefits to this, including, but not limited to:
-A lift in your morale because you'd be keeping your mind busy and wouldn't be so focused on the negative aspects of being a TI
-Networking and meeting new people which could likely lead into further employment opportunities
-Good karma because of the selfless act of kindness and devotion to helping others
I found a group I'm very interested in and hope to assist called Heroes Outreach Program. This specific group helps veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who are suicidal. There are many groups out there like homeless shelters, domestic violence advocates, child abuse advocates, victim's rights groups, and so on. Please consider this for yourselves as it seems to be a win/win idea!