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 be overcome frustration by trying out a new approach.
I tend to go with the flow, and I don’t have a lot of frustrations with how my life goes, but I do have some. I’m annoyed that my gym limits class sizes and quite a few people seem to reserve spots and then not show up. However, I’m also grateful I can just go.
I’m annoyed that despite months of fairly safe competition and practice in volleyball, with little evidence of transmission from games, that counties have blanketly closed all competitions. I get it, and I know this disease isn’t something to take lightly, but I also know we need to balance that with continuing to live.
Our club cancelled full practices, limiting us to 5 athletes and two coaches for skills, no competition. That makes coaching hard, and this is a challenge with keeping a team together. After talking with my assistant, rather getting upset, we decided to donate an extra day of time and split out practices to conform to the limits and work on keeping kids in the gym twice a week, along with a rotation so that different teammates get a chance to see each other.
A minor part of my life, but still frustrating. Taking a positive approach and changing up how I work through this has helped cope with the frustration.