No one expected the year we had in 2020. When we rang in the New Year last January, we were as hopeful and positive as ever. But we quickly had to readjust our expectations. If you lost your job amid the coronavirus pandemic and economic difficulties, it can be easy to stay frustrated or sad. But there is a lot of wisdom to changing your mindset and positively approaching 2021. Here is how you can alter your energy and focus on finding work this year.

Surround Yourself with Positive People

Positivity is contagious. That’s why spending more time with positive people can help you have a much more positive mindset. This year, make it a goal to focus on relationships with people who are engaged, happy, and excited. That doesn’t mean you have to ditch your more negative friends and family, but learn to moderate your interactions more positively.

Help Others to Feel Engaged

Did you know that volunteering is good for the body and soul? It’s been demonstrated that helping others gives us a positive feeling and pushes us to be more productive. While volunteering might look different right now, there are always things you can do to help others in your immediate family or your social network.

Engage in Physical Activity

Helping others is good for the body; helping your body is good for your mindset. Getting active and focusing on healthy habits can also improve your mindset. Even if you start small with a walk in your neighborhood, it can be enough to give you a positive endorphin boost.

Get Help Finding Your Next Job

While all these things don’t feel like advice to help you find your next job, we assure you they are. Simply changing your mindset can help you tackle the search and make great first impressions. But there are other things you can do that feel more practical. Apply with a staffing agency. Recruiters are professionals who have connections with local companies and can work with you to find the right fit for both short- or long-term jobs. Are you looking for a way to kick start your job search in 2021? Call ProStaff today.