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 set an intention to live with awareness and kindness.
The world changed a lot in the last year. I’m coming up on a year of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and a year of coping tips. Amazing to think about. Apart from the pandemic, we’ve had protests around the world, difficult political times, as well as individual challenges with more remote work and learning, as well as the difficulties in seeing our friends and family.
Throughout that, one thing I’ve tried to learn, and struggled with at times, is to be aware and understanding of other. I don’t walk in other’s shoes, nor do I have their perspective. I am trying to appreciate that what might be easy or hard for me, could be completely different for others.
I also try to be kind, and trust that others are doing their best, or at least the best they can at that time.
Today, I’m reminding myself to carry that forward in the coming weeks and months.