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 walk a different path outside today.
You could take this literally or figuratively today. Maybe you want to change the way your life goes today, but for me, this was a literal new path.
When I walk, it’s usually a specific path like to the mailbox or using a trail near the house. Today I decided to try something different. I don’t walk the property enough, but I took the dogs and made a loop around, checking on fence, and just enjoying a different environment in life today.
I do try this figuratively as well, thinking about our outside life here from my wife’s perspective. How she looks at horses and our property, the things she’s concerned about. I try to put myself in her place, to better understand why she does some things and what’s important.
It helps me cope by not focusing on my issues.