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 stay fully present while drinking your tea or coffee.
I tried to do this last week at SQL Bits with a few people. I drink a lot of coffee at events, perhaps too much, but at times I’d get a cup and then find someone to chat with. I’d listen and focus on them for the 5-10 minutes we might talk. I’ve found it to be an interesting and helpful way to spend time with people that I see rarely, or those I’ve just met.
I want my energy to be with them, and not be distracted. I try to put my phone in a pocket, and just be with them. This doesn’t always work, but I am trying to be better.
It’s something I enjoy, and I look forward to doing more at future events.