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 others the gift of your full attention.
We have a team meeting every couple weeks. We update each other on things that have changed, but it’s not a heavy concentration meeting. However, I’ve been making it a point to close applications on other screens, put my hands on a cup of coffee or glass of water, and just pay attention to others.
It’s not always that interesting and it was a struggle at first, but I am working to be more present for the time I spend with others, rather than multitasking in some way.