Daily Coping 13 Jan 2022

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 take 5 minutes to sit still and just breathe.

This is a hard one for me. You’d think it was easy to just take a break and stop working, but I have lots to work on, and I feel like I could tackle something else. I usually reserve breaks for the gym, so just sitting here is hard. I get antsy.

If I was taking a 5 minute break, I’d want to hang on the inversion table and just think. At least then I’d be gett

I know I need a break, especially when I’m busy. Easy to get caught sitting at a desk too long in this business. I decided to give this a try and pick a time that works for me. Since my schedule varies a lot, depending on work meetings or life, I didn’t want a specified time on my calendar. Instead, I decided to try this each time I get up for coffee. Set a timer, roll my chair to the window and sit and breathe.

It was quite hard the first time or two, but got a little easier. I’m giving this a week to see how it goes.

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