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 stop. Breath. Notice. Repeat regularly.
Yoga has helped me to appreciate this. I will stop and breathe while coaching, especially at tournaments. I’ve used this as I prep to deliver a session as well. Stop, breathe deep, often raise my arms and stretch.
I’ve also found this good for focus, or for trying to relax. I’ve written about box breathing, but today I’m taking a few minutes to breathe and look, rather than think about something specific.
Just breathe, sit, and look out at the world.