I’ve 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.
Today’s tip is to say positive things in your conversation with others today.
I’m writing this a few days early, but there’s a lot of anger in the world lately. I’ve tried to really project more positivity. Not succeeding as much as I like, but I am trying to move forward, rather than revisit history.
As I interact with people, I remember that. I have some disagreements with people, but I’ve tried to remember to complement them, and find the good in them. I saw some kids recently that I hadn’t see in a few years. I remembered to ask about their lives and then cheer on their successes. Express sympathy at the struggles (one graduated from high school, with no graduation), but turn this to positive and hope for the future and root for their college experience to start in the fall.
It’s easy to complain, gripe, and be upset these days. It’s OK, and some of those feelings are acceptable, but remember to celebrate the good things. There is always Some Good News in the world.