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 take 5 minutes to sit still and just breathe.
Five minutes. It’s quick. Not a big impact in my day. Yet, I find stopping everything for 5 minutes and relaxing to be very, very hard.
It’s silly, especially as this is often a part of the beginning and/or end of yoga classes in a group. However, if I’m doing yoga by myself, or even with a video, I struggle. I seem to always stop and look forward, look at the next thing I need to do.
However, I tried this. I set a timer, and I sat on the front porch, just enjoying a sunny day, doing nothing. No distractions, no computer, no phone.
It was very nice and relaxing.
It was also very hard. My mind kept wandering and I kept thinking of something I could do in this 5 minutes.
I’m not sure I could do this every day, but I am going to try and make it a point to stop and no tackle some different chore or task away from work, but just sit for a few minutes a couple times a week.