Keeping positive through Lockdown 3.0 – Fwd Thinking Recruitment

By Ben Carey on 15 January, 2021

With Lockdown 3.0 upon us, The Business Exchange is asking for your insights regarding coping strategies, new habits and how to stay positive throughout this third (and hopefully final) national lockdown.

Sam Laite, Founder of South West agency FWD Thinking Recruitment, gives us his thoughts on eating well, sleeping well and picking up the phone.

How are you keeping positive through Lockdown 3.0?

I’m focusing on the opportunity to spend time with the family and play a part in their online/home learning, as well as thinking ahead to the Spring and Summer months where, fingers-crossed, we can get back to being out and about and meeting friends and colleagues again.

How are you structuring your day? Have you changed your habits?

Monday to Friday I’m up at 7am, then it’s breakfast and running kit on. I get the girls set up on Teams for their lessons and then get stuck into work at 8.30am.

I go for a run or HIIT workout in the garden mid-morning to break up the day. We have a family lunch and then it’s back to work until 3.30pm (when school finishes) to walk the dog and catch up. I work into the evening, talking to those looking for new roles.

Are you doing anything new?

I’m sticking to a really healthy eating plan Monday to Friday; six well-balanced meals a day believe it or not! It keeps up a decent level of focus and keeps the weight off despite not getting out of the house too much. Daily exercise is really important in the week.

Have you changed your New Year resolutions?

I didn’t have any new year’s resolutions but I am determined to eat and sleep well!

What are you most looking forward to when restrictions are lifted?

Getting all of the marketers of Bath back onto the roof terrace of the Ivy for a massive party – long overdue!

What is your biggest goal this year?

To deliver great customer experience to all of those that come into contact with FWD Thinking Recruitment and being recognised as a trusted and experienced recruitment partner.

What has the past nine months taught you and how has it shaped your future for the better?

Pick up the phone and call people! You feel so much better for talking rather than texting or relying on email. It made me realise how important face-to-face contact is and not to take it for granted.

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