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Navigating the Rest of 2020

Navigating the Rest of 2020

Author: Laurie Knafo/Tuesday, August 18, 2020/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Financial, Workplace Issues, SNI Certes, Workplace Issues, SNI Technology, Accounting Now, Staffing Now

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2020 hasn’t been the year most of us expected. COVID-19’s impact on everyone’s personal and professional lives has been unprecedented and unfortunately there’s still so much uncertainty about what lies ahead. So what can you do to try and stay as positive and grounded as possible through the remainder of the year? Here are some tips. 

Adopt a morning routine
Whether you work remotely or physically on the job site, having a morning routine can help set a positive tone for the day. In a previous blog we provided some suggestions for how to do this. A few good pointers would be to incorporate some kind of movement, a gratitude practice, even listening to positive music or a motivating podcast while you prepare for your work day or on your commute in to the office. 

Take each day as it comes
There is a quote that says: “Deal with things as they come, and not as you fear”. Always worrying about the worst possible outcome can leads to your body being in a fight or flight state. While in that state not only do you do things like raise cortisol levels, but when you make decisions based out of fear you don’t always make rational choices. Instead, take each day as it comes.

Focus on the positives 
While these are heavy and hard times for many, try to think about what brings you joy and focus on the positives. It may even be something as small as your morning cup of coffee but try and appreciate and focus on the good things in your life. You’ll likely find it’s more plentiful than you thought. 

Have a backup plan
While it’s important to take each day as it comes, it’s also smart to always be prepared. Have some things in place so if anything were to happen to your job or the health of you or a family member you have some steps in place as to how you would handle such an event. Having a backup plan can help you feel not only more prepared but calmer and more in control of the situation.

It’s been a tough year and unfortunately some tough times are still likely ahead. Be kind to yourself, focus on the positives in your life, and take each day as it comes.

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Laurie Knafo
Laurie Knafo

Laurie Knafo

Laurie Knafo is Regional Vice President for SNI. Her 30+ years in the recruiting business enable her to bring insightful counsel to companies and candidates looking to make the most out of their staffing relationships.

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