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 switch off your tech 2 hours before bedtime.
I try to get away from my computer after work. I am lucky in that I have a separate office and PC. I typically don’t use a computer after hours, and I try not to use my phone too much at night. I do read on it, which I don’t count as “tech”, and have gotten better at not switching to check other things.
I decided recently to skip reading and instead, just put my phone on the charger and ignore it. My wife and I do watch some TV at night, but I took time to instead hang out, play some cards, play some guitar, and relax without any digital anything.
It was a nice break. Something I should do more often.