Daily Coping 3 May 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 find a fun exercise to do while waiting for tea or coffee.

The last few months I’ve been making instant coffee many mornings. I know, I know, many of you think this is not something that’s worth drinking, but I like the taste of coffee and prefer something hot. I also am usually limiting myself to 1 cup of decaf, so I don’t want to brew a pot.

While I wait for the kettle to heat up, I decided to try something different. Rather than red on my phone or play a short game, I decided to do some active stretching. The kids I coach often do these to get moving before practice or play.

While waiting, I did some leg kicks, not too high, but a walking kick as I moved across the family room. Then going back with some butt kicks, though walking for me rather than jogging. Some high knees, some stretching side to side.

Basically a slow version of what a high school volleyball player does. A couple minutes, just enough time for water to boil.

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