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 smile at people today and try to brighten their day.
This is something I try to practice regularly, and it’s something I did this past weekend. I coached at a tournament, which means I was around lots of other people. I miss that in the tech world, but I am getting the experience with coaching.
Since we are now without masks, I can smile at people as I walk past, see them, interact. I smiled at referees, other players, other coaches, even parents. Usually saying hi if they meet my eye, but often getting a smile back in returns.
Smiling is infectious. Do it often.