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 find a moment to sit quietly and breathe for a few minutes.
I’m traveling today. Up early, I’m going to Pasadena to our office there to see a few people and get away from my small space. I have really missed this, and I’m excited to be going.
I’m adding a note in my calendar for this trip to follow this tip twice. First, when I get to the airport, which I know will be slightly rushed, I’m going to take a minute after I purchasing food and getting to the gate to stop and sit and breathe. Usually I’m checking email or reading, but here I’m going to sit quietly. That will be my 7:05a meeting.
I know when I get to LA, I’ll be riding up to Pasadena. I’m going to avoid music and talking for the first part of the trip, just looking out at LA and letting my mind wander. Think, breathe, and relax. The rest of the day will be busy.