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 new perspective on a problem you face.
There are always problems we are dealing with in life. Some at work, some in our families, some might be personal. It’s easy to get locked into a particular view of an issue and not think more widely about how to tackle things.
I actually have started to try and think differently about things, and part of the reason is this routine from Tom Segura (NSFW). The end is the best part, because he turns the entire story around. He looks at it from a new perspective. Rather than being insulted, he enjoys the routine.
I recently had an issue at work. It was a problem with the way I interacted with another team, and I was feeling frustrated. In this case, I had to walk away from the computer for a bit and try to calm down.
At some point I thought about this routine and decided to look at things a different way. This team wasn’t trying to be difficult, and they had their own issues related to my challenge. I decided to think about how I could approach the problem in a new way and try to get what I needed, as well as make things easier for this team.
I made some progress, and I had to accept the problem a bit for the part I couldn’t change. However, the entire experience was better for me when I took a new approach.