Career Insights

Our Focus: Peace of Mind

This month, we turn our focus inward. Living through a Global Pandemic, Wild Fires, and political drama has been rough on everyone, leaving no person unaffected. Our anxieties have heightened due to fears about the world, whether we’re home or on the frontlines. Worry and stress are natural, but can sometimes lead to panic and unhealthy or even destructive behavior. At Benchmark Consulting, we encourage you to focus on what you can control to manage stress and anxiety during the pandemic and now wildfires.

Take Time For Yourself

Schools across the country transitioned to at-home learning in March, and, as Schools restart this month, some children will go back to the classroom, and others will remain at home, depending on specific district decisions. As parents continue to juggle new roles with their already busy schedules, the importance of taking time to decompress and relax is more important than ever.

Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Learning to practice mindfulness meditation together can help both parents and children deal with the stress and anxiety that comes along with navigating life during quarantine. Mindfulness is the mental state achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment, calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Creating regular, predictable schedules can also help bring order to what may feel like a chaotic time.

Get Outside – When the smoke clears, of course…

Looking for a mental boost? Get your mind back into gear by getting your body back into restorative environments, such as the great outdoors. Time outdoors, paired with exercise, can help ease anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges.


Covid-19 Update – Open for Business

These are certainly challenging and unprecedented times we are facing, with many unknowns ahead.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we’ve been extremely attentive to announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as our suppliers in the industry and taking into consideration the recommendations being made.

Currently, Benchmark Consulting is open and fully operational to service our customers. We are taking necessary measures to practice social distancing, so all Benchmark Consulting employees will be working remotely for the next two weeks. We will be available by phone, by email and/or by text messaging through our cell phones.

We will meet you, virtually!

Please continue to reach out for any of your future employment needs. We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation closely and will provide prompt updates to you, our valued customers, as circumstances dictate.

Until then, stay safe and healthy and we look forward to working together again soon!

Thank you,

Dawn Bardessono
Managing Partner, Benchmark Consulting & Team