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 try a new way to practice self-care and be kind to yourself.
I have tended to push myself to do more and more. It’s driven me, and it’s helped me be successful.
It also throws me a bit our of balance in life, and I don’t relax well. I’ve been working on that for the last decade plus.
Lately my body gets worn out or more tired. Parts hurt as I age. As a result, I’m learning to slow and take care of myself more. The other day, I was at yoga, and my ankle was acting up. Rather than push, I slowed down, I skipped some things, and I sat and sipped water, relaxing a bit.
I find myself doing that more often, caring for the things I can do that day and not being upset that I can’t do more. It’s helped me find a better mental balance.