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 get the basics right: eat well, exercise, go to bed on time
This is my go to coping tip, well, two of the three. Or maybe three of three, depending on how you view things.
First, exercise. This is something that’s important to me, as evidenced on my workout log for June. July is looking slightly worse, but I had a few interruptions.
I find exercise is a great break from life for me, but it’s also a good long term habit to build for your health. At least walk around regularly.
I like my bed, and I look forward to sleep. I do try to get to sleep early, with complaints from my wife that I can’t stay awake, but I have been struggling the last month to stay asleep. I seem to wake up at night, wide awake, and can’t get relaxed. Sometimes I lay there, sometimes I read a bit. I don’t feel too stressed and my diet hasn’t changed. I’m guessing I’m just getting old.
That brings me to eating. Food comforts me. While I try to cook more vegetables for the family and look for healthy alternative recipes, I’m not great at it, and I’m not great at limiting portions. I am trying to do better, and it’s on my mind, but doing better is a struggle.
Be better than me today.