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.
Today’s tip is to reset yourself for the month ahead with a goal for the next 30 days.
I can’t believe it’s August and we’re still in a semi-lockdown. When this started in Feb/Mar, most people, myself included, thought we’d get back to a more normal existence than we have now by this time.
In any case, as I struggle with the longevity of this, and the sameness, I know I need to focus on myself, try new things, and find ways to cope. With that in mind, I’m going to reset a few things in life.
First, I’m going to try and build a more steady schedule that includes workouts during the day to break up things. I’m also going to do some walking as my dog heals by taking her to different places away from our property. There is a large dog park, and I think the time away will do her, and me, good.
Second, I’m doing to try the Pomodoro technique for working, focusing for 25 minutes and then taking a break. With the dog and distractions, I’m not sure 5 minutes away is enough, but I’m going to try and work on deeper focus for these times, then a break, then get back to it. I’ll set aside some of these periods to check social media for the SSC posts and to interact a bit with people.
We’ll see if this helps me reset to this new way of working.