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 a 5-10 minutes break today and do something fun.
I take some breaks often during work, but usually they’re to go cook or do laundry or exercise. I have sometimes done something distracting, like watch my wife work, but not often do I do something fun.
There was a time I played guitar for a few minutes, or tried to learn some new song, but I have gotten away from that.
Yesterday I decided to get back to that, and stopped work mid-morning after a few meetings. I didn’t have anything pressing, so I went and got my guitar, put on a couple songs and just played along. I don’t do that often enough, having fun, ignoring my mistakes, and just enjoying the time away from work.
Reminder: tomorrow is the WIT Data Platform Mental Health and Wellness Day. I’m speaking, and if you want a few minutes to hear how others cope or deal with life, register and join us.