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 take an extra break or two today during work.
I had to do this last week a few times. After the snow in Colorado, I went out a few days to help my wife clear things up and ensure animals were cared for. In doing so, I decided to manhandle the tractor front bucket to get it connected. Doing so, I ended up tweaking my back.
As a result, I decided to give myself a few breaks during the next couple days, not pushing too hard, but taking some breaks to relax and rest a bit during the day. I didn’t want to completely stop life, but I recognized that I needed to go a bit slower.
I am usually pretty good about taking breaks, but not always. I’m trying to be more consistent, especially as my day often starts early to talk with UK colleagues. I need to remember that if I’m working until 5 or 6, I need to have breaks in the middle.