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 notice what you are feeling today without judgement.
I write this ahead of time, so I’ll tell you about my day today. It’s mid morning. I have been awake for awhile, working along, handling a variety of communications with different groups and people. It’s a hectic am, and my body is sore. A lot of workouts and ranch chores lately, and I’m fatigued.
However, I’m actually doing well. I followed this advice without knowing it this morning. I woke up, knowing I was tired, but needing to get to work. I accepted the soreness and feelings, choosing to work with them.
A few naproxen, which is a rarity for me, but I do use them when I’m especially uncomfortable. I had some time, so I treated myself to a coffee run in town. Not very efficient or cost effective, but it sparked joy, so I did it.
Then I went to work, accepting and handling things as they arose, even with a number that I hadn’t planned on needing to complete today.
Go with the flow is something I do often, even when it’s stressful on busy days, with lots of things that interrupt other items I need to handle.