Daily Coping 7 Apr 2022

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 discover joy in the simple things in life.

I work in tech, like many of you that read this. We use various tools to do our jobs, some of which we appreciate and enjoy. Some are innovative, and certainly some of us are blessed with more resources and access to things.

When I saw this tip, I thought of a few simple things that I enjoy.

I have a few wireless chargers: one on my desk, one on my nightstand, and one in the Tesla. I think it’s amazing I can drop my phone onto a surface and it charges. That’s one little tech thing that makes me smile on a regular basis.

My office gets chilly at times. I’m near the garage and dog door, and at times I get a bit of a draft. I can wear more clothes, but I got a chair massager/heater, and I use the heat often on cold days. It reminds me of the seat heaters in the cars, which I also enjoy often.

The last thing I enjoy regularly is having a wireless mouse. I had to use my kid’s laptop to do something recently and noticed he had a plugged in mouse. I have a wireless one on my desk, and I carry one when I travel. Batteries seem to last for years, and the convenience of moving it around, the smooth optical tracking, and lack of a wire getting in the way bring me joy every day.

Bonus, I have a custom mouse mat with pictures of my kids. I love that as well.

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