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 have a no plans day. Be kind to yourself so you can be kind to others.
This. Is. Hard.
At least for me. I struggle to not plan and work on things. With a smoky area last week (worst air quality in the world), my wife bailed on work and finished chores and came in. I went out and worked on various chores.
This week I’m camping, with no work planned. Not today, but I’ve learned to just relax and enjoy these camping days. I do often plan something to cook, but I’ll do that ahead of time, so I don’t need to do anything other than put things together.
A little reading, a hike, play some guitar, play some cards with family. A nice, easy day.