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 let go of small stuff and focus on something that matters.
Small stuff is just that. It’s not really important in life. I’m very blessed in that most of my life is pretty perfect. There are little things that annoy me, but they are little.
Last week I lost my wallet. I ran some errands, used a card, and the next day realized I didn’t have my wallet. I didn’t see any fraudulent charges when I turned off all my cards. I searched all over the house, but couldn’t find it anywhere. It really annoyed me, more than it should. There were a few hundred dollars in various currencies in there, and a number of credit cards, but nothing that was really that important.
After a few hours of looking, I gave up and started replacing cards and my license. I had to decide to stop being upset and just move on with life. The important things that day were spending some time with family, and this wasn’t enough of a problem to interrupt that.
All in all, it’s a minor hiccup in life, no matter how annoying at the time.