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 give a complement today to someone outside your family.
I don’t complement people enough. I should do it more, and this is a good reminder for me to stop and think about what things can I say to people more often. I am getting better with my wife, so that’s something.
When I saw this, I was on holiday, and I decided to start there. I was with two other couples, and I made it a point to comment when someone had a nice output, or they’d tanned more, or something else. The idea was to focus on enjoying someone else’s positives, which helped me feel more positive.