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 challenge negative thoughts and look for the upside.
I got some news recently that the spring schedule for volleyball is changing. We’re delaying some tournaments, which only makes sense in this pandemic era. However, it’s disappointing for me, and for our team. We’ve already had a broken schedule, with some fits and starts. Motivating kids, and myself, is touch.
The upside is that I get more time to work with kids, and to find ways to improve their skills. Rather than a quick build of a team for competition, I need to do something different, more long term. While that’s challenging for me, it also gives me an opportunity to grow myself as a coach and try something different.
The other downer was the ending of SQL Saturday, but the upside is that I can influence and work on changing Data Saturdays to grow into something better.