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 stay fully present while drinking your cup of coffee or tea.
I usually make coffee in the morning and go to work. Often I’m in a meeting or doing some work while I’m sipping. I might catch up on some recorded video stuff from work, but usually I’m distracted from my coffee. If it’s a slow start to the day, I might read a bit.
When I saw this tip, I decided to have a cup and do nothing. I poured one, walked to the window, and looked out at the world. I tried to observe, be present, and think about what I see, and not work or any other issue.
A minor form of meditation, but a nice one.