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 write down the memory of something good that happened in the last year.
I’ve had a lot of good memories in the last year. Some tough ones, but overall, a good year. I think one of the good things that went well last year was taking a few days to relax with my wife in the mountains. Without a lot of vacation travel, our mountain rental was open and we took advantage of it. We spent a couple days up there, and while we didn’t ski much, we did get to relax and enjoy time with each other.
Our lives are busy, and we don’t often get a few days completely off when we don’t have commitments. Finding 3 days that allowed us to read, relax, and unwind from life without animals, kids, work, and more was really nice.