Keep Moving Forward

It’s anything but “business as usual” as we end the month of March 2020. So, we thought we’d provide you with some helpful tips for maintaining a positive mindset and to keep moving forward until we can get back to our normal routines – and it’s probably going to be a “new normal” – for our businesses and daily lives.

An article from Psychology Today provides 10 steps for “staying on course… when life throws a sucker punch at you” – which is something we’re all currently dealing with in this unprecedented coronavirus situation. From the article, we’ve picked these 4 tips to highlight in this blog post:

• Don’t give up.

Accept the fact that things are different now and we need to adapt, not quit. The article states, “… you are in charge of your choices. Giving up may enter your mind, but find some way to keep going, even if you have to do things a little differently.”

• Take it one day at a time.

Manage your life in daily increments, savoring the moments in between – “and get your personal support system involved.” While we may be isolated at home, today’s technology allows us to easily connect and interact with each other. (Did you know you can connect with IOP Communications through Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter? Follow us, and we’ll follow you back!)

• Stay positive.

Albert Einstein said, “We all need to see the universe as friendly.” Maintain a positive outlook, seek out positive news and information – or at least try to limit your exposure to all the negativity that’s out there right now.

• Recognize that what you are going through now is not permanent.

Focus on controlling what you can, and keep saying to yourself, “This, too, shall pass.”

We know that brighter days are ahead of us! And, remember: We’re all in this together. IOP Communications is here for you now and in the future, just as we’ve been for the past 25 years. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at any time. You can call us at 336-676-2092 or send us an email to

We’ll be in touch again soon. In the meantime, let’s all keep moving forward!