I could survive if laid off tomorrow.
Steps to improve life while job hunting:
repair those clothes that have been in the "repair me" basket for too long. I'll need them for the job hunt
brush up the resume. In my field, these are long. I haven't updated in about 5 years (stupid) and it was a 17 page document then. Probably need to add 3 or 4 pages of stuff
Take a free online course at the library on business accounting or budgeting. Dealing with budget software is my weak point at work and improving would make me a better job candidate.
Exercise and get out in the sun! No need to get depressed.
clean out the house since I'd have time on my hands. Again, keep the blues and boredom away.
Explore alternative careers such as organic farming. A farm near here will let interns live on their place for free as long as you are willing to work about 15 hours a week. It's rough (no water, no power, BYOB trailer or tent) but it would save 100% of my rent and utilities. A gym membership (for showers) would cost 45$/month, or I could pay a friend in town to let me shower and do laundry. I'd only need to buy food and fuel for a propane stove.