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 sign up for a new course, activity, or community.
Not everything is work, and I am a member of plenty of work related things. I actually started looking at a new course for some work tasks.
However, I also want to engage in other ways throughout the rest of my life. This wasn’t today, but I signed up with a coaching group a few months back. It was a chance to grow my knowledge, skills, and thoughts about how I interact with kids and work with them.
As with a lot of groups, it’s been up and down. Lots of whining from people, and lots of complaints about things. Plenty of irrelevant chats, from my perspective. I don’t work with high school, so those aren’t applicable to me.
However, I’ve gone from a lurker, trying to learn from others, to a participant, offering my thoughts or observations from my experience. While it hasn’t been that long for me, I have been coaching for about 6 years in this way, so I’ve learned a few things.
It’s been an interesting addition to my life. I don’t spend a lot of time there, and not very regularly, but I am glad I made the effort.