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 find a caring calming phrase to say to yourself when feeling low.
This is really needed these days, as I find emotions and reactions amplified by the stress of the world. I have lots of empathy for others, and this affects me. I also find myself regularly annoyed by those that don’t display this, whether online or in person.
What’s more frustrating is that often I know these are people that would display empathy for those they know, but they lose that in the wider perspective the challenges in the world.
“There is a lot of good in the world.”
That’s my phrase. I remember that there are lots of good people looking to help and support others. There are lots of people working to improve themselves and others. There are lots of positive things, even when I disagree with some of the methods.
Despite all those I think aren’t doing this, there are significant numbers that are, and that gives me hope.