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.