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 challenge yourself when you feel negative. Look at something from a new perspective.
It’s been a hard time, with very hot weather, lots of little tasks, and the need to make some decisions. None of them big, but the sheer volume is a little overwhelming to me.
I’ve been feeling a little negative about getting through the week lately, and wanting to vent and complain a bit. A few people close to me have been good at listening, which is helpful. However, I need to stop and review how I see things.
One place I’ve felt negative is the lack of progress in a few spring maintenance operations. My wife reminded me I have kids here willing to help and I should review how I look at some chores. Ask for help, remember that it’s not all on me.
That’s a struggle as I really try to be independent. However, I made an effort to look at it from the new perspective, that others are willing to help, and asked them to take a few things off my plate. It was a good lesson for me.