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9 Tips for Adapting to Life during a Crisis

It's hard for me to believe that the “issues” I was dealing with last week at this time seem insignificant today. I’m grateful to say that here at Draper Aden Associates, we’ve adapted nicely to our new reality. In the midst of this crisis, here are some tips a friend shared that I’ve found helpful.   1.   Find something to be grateful for every day. There are plenty of things to be thankful for still. 2.   Confront the brutal truth but never give up hope. 3.   Pray or meditate – when you pray or meditate on something, you might be surprised by the ideas or answers that appear to a calm mind. 4.   Try journaling – write down the things that you are carrying in your mind or on your heart. It eases the burden of that weight. 5.   Exercise – even a simple walk does wonders. 6.   Invest in your relationships, even if it is only virtually. 7.   When things feel like they are...

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5 Tips for Working From Home

Here at Draper Aden, we’re fortunate that our office staff was able to seamlessly transition to working from home at the drop of the hat. Although our technological infrastructure was prepared for this sudden change, our team has worked diligently to adjust to the telecommute. Over the last couple of weeks, here are some tips that have helped us stay productive in our new home offices.   1. Knock out Small Tasks First For our checklist-loving staff, crossing off the small tasks on their list helps them find the rhythm of the workday. You can then dedicate the rest of the day to the longer, ongoing projects.   2. Control the Thermostat In almost any work environment, the temperature of the space is an everyday discussion, whether it’s too cold or not cool enough. At home, you have the option of setting that thermostat to a temperature that suits you.   3. Dress for Success If working in your...

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