Dealing with uncertainty is hard. This blog highlights some practices and strategies that I found helpful as I navigated the heightened tension of 2020:
- Have a gratitude practice. Enter your day looking for the spark - in your conversation with others, in the scenery outside, in an unexpected interaction. Shift your focus to what you are grateful for, as a way to recognize the many things you consider insignificant that actually bring joy.
- Practice morning meditation. I start each morning with a 20 minute mindfulness meditation. It helps me to focus, and I believe it positively affects my mood for the rest of the day.
- Get adequate sleep. For most of my working life I walked around sleep deprived, catching up on the sleep I needed only on weekends. This year, I have given myself the gift of eight hours of sleep each week night. I wake without an alarm, refreshed, in a good mood, and ready to start my day. I highly recommend it as a way to reduce stress and boost productivity.
How to deal with the uncertainty inherent in your investments? I recommend that you focus on the future and remember your long-term goals. Have a diversified long-term financial strategy in place. Simply reminding yourself of your own good planning can have a calming effect. And, of course, feel free to reach out if you have any questions.