Daily Coping 20 Jul 2020

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 go for a walk to clear your head when you feel overwhelmed.

I’m lucky that I have space around my house to go walk without any COVID issues. That means that when I’m a bit stressed, I can go outside.

I’m not good at that.

I do try to take breaks and exercise, but often I go to the gym, practice yoga, or ride a bike. However, a walk is a good way to clear your head.

Last week I had a dog get surgery, and while she can’t walk this week, next week will be the time I do a bit of walking before, during, and after work.

Going outside, doing something easy and mindless often resets your brain, and might even inspire you to solve some problem that you are struggling with.

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4 Responses to Daily Coping 20 Jul 2020

  1. Learn to play a new song on the guitar, cook something different, don’t watch telly, write a nice editorial (as you always do), but most importantly, go out, enjoy your space leaving all problems behind and just recharge!. My favourite “forget all” activity is to solve a Soduku by memory, without using a pen or a pencil. Makes the sprint stand-ups feel like fast food menus.
    Most importantly Steve, keep up the good work, always thoroughly enjoy your Daily Coping postings!


    • way0utwest says:

      Thanks, Eirikur. I’m trying different things, though the sameness has been a struggle lately. Hoping to find some acceptance and then keep moving forward.


  2. Steve, you need something completely different, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlCbFu5dpc8



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