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 positive complements to as many people as you can today.
I do struggle with this tip when it’s come up. I do always feel good when I complement someone, but it’s not a habit for me. It ought to be, but it isn’t.
This is easy to do while coaching, at least for me, but outside of that it’s tough. When I saw this, I knew this would be a challenge.
I stared in yoga. I not only thanked the teacher (easy), but I complemented this guy in class that must be a gymnast. He can not only balance on his hands, but he can alternately touch his toes to the ground on his left and right and balance on one hand. Freaking amazing.
I also saw a former teacher in the hall, greeted her and let her know it was nice to see her and I miss her teaching (easy, but I had to think of it).
I told the guy at the petrol station he looked happy. Remembered to tell me wife she looked nice, and I took a moment to ask my son about his day and then give him a postive comment on a thing he’d done.
Not a bad day.