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 moment and think about what about your life changed the most in the last year and the impact on your life.
I think the biggest thing for me was traveling. Between work and personal life, I made a lot of trips to various places around the world every year. While that can be stressful with a busy life, it’s also exciting to see new places in the world, or return to familiar ones.
Between not going places and being stuck in this office for over a year, without much variation, that both gave me more time with family, but it reduced my excitement, enjoyment, and embracing of work. I’ve struggled to enjoy work this past year, and there have been more days than I’d like where I’m not productive at all. Either I’m sitting here getting very little done, or I’ve walked away and been upset with myself for not working.
Trying coping tips has helped, as has some perspective resets, where I realize just how wonderful my life is on a daily basis. I’ve come to terms with this, with hope for the future, but I’m also still adjusting to how I focus on helping Redgate and the community move forward in a new world.