Daily Coping 24 Jun 2021

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag. 

Today’s tip is to watch something funny and enjoy laughing.

I love comedy and fun. One of the things I’ve missed most during the pandemic is going to comedy clubs. I’m looking forward to heading out to one sometime this summer and enjoying a night out.

However, there is a ton of content online in Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. that is funny. I am a fan of silly, stupid comedy shows on TV. During the pandemic, I enjoyed re-watching The Office (US versions) on Netflix. My wife and I love the show, and sometimes have gone back to re-watch episodes. I also re-watched most of Scrubs, though not as much since my wife doesn’t love that one.

Lately I’ve been enjoying Community, of which the first 2-3 seasons are entertaining. We had watched most of the first 2 again, but when I needed a laugh, I put on Episode 17 of Season 1. It had me laughing out loud.

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Daily Coping 23 Jun 2021

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag. 

Today’s tip is to send a positive note to a friend that needs encouragement.

I know a lot of people because of my job. It’s one of the benefits of going to lots of events and interacting with people along the way. I’ve become fairly close to some of them, and I appreciate the opportunity to see them when I can.

I’ve started to just reach out when I think about someone, and I have others doing the same. It’s nice to hear from someone briefly, and good to touch them. I know a friend is having a tough time in life, so I periodically just reach out and send something positive.

This person doesn’t always respond, which is fine. It’s helpful to me to just reach out and touch them positively.

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Daily Coping 22 Jun 2021

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag. 

Today’s tip is to rediscover something fun from childhood.

I was a serious kid in many ways, often choosing activities or working to improve myself. However, I had a lot of fun as well, enjoying different parts of life.

One thing I think about in my past that was curling up with a fictional novel when the weather was bad. This spring, we had a lot of rough weather, but over the summer it’s just not. Not really a day when I could say I had bad weather.

We do have lots of wind at times, and I hate wind. I’ve had some long days in May and June, trying to get chores caught up on the ranch. It’s a never ending job, and I feel pressure to keep things moving forward. However, we had a really windy day on the weekend recently, and I helped with some chores, but then decided to give myself permission to stop for the day.

I went inside, cleaned up, and got a glass of wine. I sat down on the couch, and opened up a book from the Spinward Fringe series. I’ve enjoyed these over the years, and gotten behind. It’s the fantastic, unbelievable, outrageous kind of science fiction that I enjoyed as a kid. I spent a good portion of the day working through Broadcast 14, which was my spot i in the series.

Now I need to get back to chores, and find ways to get 15-18 in my schedule.

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Ending the Longest Season with a Vacation

Well, not really a vacation, but limited posts this week. I’m off to Florida for a week of coaching at the AAU National Junior Volleyball Championships. I’ve been coaching this team with my wife since August. Normally we go Nov-Apr.

I’m ready for a break, and this should at least be a fun trip.

See you next week.

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