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 focus on what’s good on a tough day.
Most of my days are pretty good, but there are some difficult days. As I tell my kids, every job is a job some days, no matter how much you love it.
Last week I had a hard day. I wasn’t feeling well, fighting a cold (or maybe breakthrough COVID, but I don’t think so). I needed to get a few things done, I wanted to work out, and I needed rest.
I decided to focus on the fact that I felt well enough to do something, and cut back where I could. I postponed some work, did a very light yoga workout in my bedroom, and took care of the one critical thing that needed to be done.
By the end of the day, I felt better. I shortened the day and went to bed early, but I did enough to appreciate that it turned out to be a good one.