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 have a “no screens” night.
The modern world is hard on our society with the constant connectivity. I think it’s great in many ways, but I find far too many people occupied with a device and not interacting much with others. Or they are distracted in their interactions.
One of the things I like about our volleyball tournament trips is that my wife and I get out more and interact with others, using our devices less. She often still has her horse business clients to schedule or interact with, and our kids reach out, but overall we spend more time without screens.
Tonight I’m outside Reno, after a day of competition and I’m leaving my phone in my pocket. Unless a kid has an emergency in another city, nothing is as important as spending time with my wife and other coaches overlooking Lake Tahoe.