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 spend less time sitting today. Stand, walk, move more.
I ended last week looking to do some activity. Today, it’s just less sitting.
That’s a challenge for me these days. It shouldn’t be, and I do get some exercise most days, but I find myself sitting for long stretches. I raise my standing desk less often, mostly because I think I’m a bit worn out from life.
However, I’m making a small effort today. I’m taking more breaks and walking to the kitchen, upstairs, doing a touch more movement in the house. I am also trying to find a few minutes here and there to avoid sitting, and standing while in a meeting or watching some video content from our various updates.
I know sitting isn’t great, but with life beating me down, I just want to sit. I don’t know I’ll change much, but I am making a bit more effort to try and get above 1000 steps by the end of the workday if I haven’t gone anywhere.