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 talk three calm breaths at regular intervals during the day.
Stop for a minute, and take a few breaths. I’ve learned that from practicing yoga. For a few years, I pushed to adopt poses and work as quickly as I could. Then I realized that breathing really matters, and slowing my breath can be challenging.
I’ve also seen that breathing deep at different points in my day can relax my body. It can reduce some stress, and it clears my head.
I’m not big on meditation, but I do like to pause at times and breath. Consciously, deeply, and controlled.