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 pause your work every hour and stand up to stretch.
I don’t get into the zone too often, but when I do I’m glad. However, I do bundle together tasks and try to get a number of related items done at once. Switching tasks seems like a good time to pause and stretch, but I don’t do that enough.
I’m making it a point to do better today. Hopefully from now on, but for today. When I switch tasks today, I’m standing up to do a few yoga stretches and deep breathing. As a backup, I’m setting a repeating 60 minute timer on my desktop to remind me.
That won’t work past today, as it will get annoying, but for a day, it might help me to think about this more often.