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 give sincere compliments to people you talk to today.
I coach youth sports a couple times a week now. A lot of what I do is try to teach them something and get them to change how they play a sport. Much of this is criticizing and reminding them of things to do better.
However, I do try to remember and appreciate that they are getting better and they are doing things right. I made a special effort to do less criticizing and spend more time picking out the things they did well.
Easy for kids to get down on themselves when the outcomes aren’t what they want. Instead, I worked on telling them the parts of their actions that were good.