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 take a few minutes to chat, email, or talk with someone you haven’t contacted in awhile.
It’s always good to spend time with someone that you care about and miss, but don’t see often. For me, that’s a lot of people that I encounter in my travels for work.
I was traveling to SQL Saturday Jacksonville 2022 recently. I flew from Denver to Houston and had about a 60 minute layover before my next flight. I posted a picture and then got a chat message back almost immediately. Ben Weissman, who lives in Germany, was actually flying to Houston at that time. He noted he had a bit of time and we arranged to meet in the airport and chat for a few minutes. Totally worth the time it took for me to make the meeting.
As part of the same trip I went to Cambridge to the Redgate office. We have a chef that does lunch for people in the office. I’ve known him for years, and when I went for a late lunch with no one in line behind me, I took a few minutes to chat with him and catch up.
Take time to keep in touch