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 thank yourself for achieving things you often take for granted.
I think I get a lot done, and I expect that I will do so. I also tend to just assume these are the things I need to do because I’m responsible, accountable, etc. for these tasks.
One of the things that I enjoy, but I also know that makes a difference, is I cook dinner. My wife doesn’t like to cook. My son will, but he’d rather not have the burden of deciding on a dish and shopping. If I do those things, he doesn’t mind.
It’s relaxing for me when I have time, but stressful when I’m busy. However, I also know everyone appreciates it rather than having the throw something together for themselves. It’s a shared chore, not assigned to anyone, but one that I usually take on.
I somewhat take for granted it’s my job, but I have started to internally recognize that it’s a good thing and I can thank myself.