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 leave positive messages for yourself to see regularly.
I haven’t ever really done this in a physical sense. I have tried to keep positive messages in mind, notice the good things in life, nature, and others, and in general try to keep my attitude positive. It doesn’t always work, but I have gotten better at realizing when I am being negative.
I decided to do this digitally. I have a couple friends that will reach out at times and send a positive note. That’s always good and I thought I’d leave myself a note digitally. I made myself an appointment for a random date and time. A small, 5 min item.
When this comes up, I’ll look at it, take a minute to remember, and then I’ll set another positive message for myself for a random 6-9 days in the future.