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 give sincere complements to people you talk to today.
This was easy for me, mostly because I try to find positives in life. Just a few days ago I was at a larger volleyball tournament, and I went to see some kids that I have coached in the past. I got the chance to talk to some of them afterwards, and I complemented them on things that they did well, reminding them to be proud of the good things.
They had plenty of negatives to say about themselves, and I don’t coach kids who are on other teams, so I only had complements.
It was good to see the parents as well, and I thanked them for continuing to support their kids in volleyball, even though they aren’t on my team.