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. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Today’s tip is to practice gratitude. List the kind things others have done for you.
I’ve thanked people for their help, which is hard for me. I’ve learned to be gracious and accepting of help, but I don’t really like it. I try to do most things for myself in the world.
However, I was injured recently, and while I could get around, it was painful. My wife, daughter, and even the kids I coach noticed and helped me out in a few ways:
- bringing me breakfast in bed
- getting my computer for me from another room
- carrying my backpack
- going to retrieve my phone from another room
- bringing equipment into the gym and taking it out.
I thanked everyone and managed to appreciate their efforts without feeling sorry for myself. I haven’t always been able to do that.