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 make sleep a priority and go to bed on time, turning off devices well before you turn in.
I don’t stay up late. I tend to try and relax at night with a book or a little TV with my wife. As I get tired, I’ll usually take off my glasses and then try to go to sleep rather than try to stay awake.
I had my first COVID shot recently, and I had a rough day afterwards. Between that, the shingles vaccine and some busy days, I’m trying to stay a bit more relaxed and take care of myself. While I am still trying to enjoy a busy life, I am also trying to not push too hard.
This week, I’ve been going to bed a little earlier, and trying to sleep well. I may watch a little TV with my wife, but I’m trying to keep it light and mindless, nothing that’s intense or excites my mind. Usually some silly comedy I can laugh at, and if I miss a bit of dialog, I don’t care because the story doesn’t really matter.