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 recognize you have a choice about what to priotitise.
I have a few hobbies, and I have various tasks that I need to complete on the ranch. I also like getting to the gym on a regular basis. This is on top of the coaching commitments I have in my life.
Recently I was chatting with a friend and noted that I hadn’t had much time to do any woodworking lately. It’s been busy, and the time I’ve used in my shop has been to try and fix some things around the ranch. When I noted that I was too busy, the person said I needed to prioritize this if it was important.
That is true. While I wasn’t looking for a solution, and I know this is the case, it’s a good reminder. I put my time in the gym, and my time coaching at a higher priority than some of my other hobbies, so I choose to do those more often, and before I take time for something else.