Daily Coping 4 Nov 2020

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 new perspective on a problem you face.

I’m struggling with some motivation lately. This is conference season, and even with the pandemic, it seems like I have no shortage of deadlines, but I also seem to be finding lots of content to watch. I find myself constantly inspired by seeing what others are doing with technology.

And yet, I am struggling to actually do something.

Mostly, while I dabble, I find myself struggling to focus and generate some feeling of accomplishment. Really, I feel like I’m not really getting anywhere with a huge variety of new things happening around me. I’m falling behind.

I bet many people feel the same way, but really, I am trying to turn this around. I am learning a few new things, and getting the chance to work with tools, and so I have turned my view. Rather than looking at the large group of things I’m missing, and what percentage I am not working with, I am trying to focus on the thing I am working on, and valuing the skills I do build.

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