Daily Coping 7 Sep 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 do something small, but different today to make yourself smile.

I’ve been working on my diet and health this year, focusing on a better diet, smaller portions, etc. It’s been good in a few ways, I’ve lost weight, I cook more and try new things, which the family is enjoying. Just last night I made a French Onion Chicken Bake, which replaced the previous Chicken Souvlaki as a favorite for one of my sons. I also did Sarah Leah Chase’s Scalloped Tomatoes, a new recipe and everyone enjoyed it.

In general, I follow a fairly narrow diet well, and I’ve gotten used to being a bit hungry after the gym and driving home rather than getting a snack in town. Quick snacks are rarely healthy, and cutting them out has helped.

However, I came out of the gym the other day after a mid morning workout. I needed to run a few errands, and while stopping for a black coffee, I decided to treat myself and walk next door for a breakfast burrito. There’s a new shop that my wife and kids love, and I’ve stopped there a few times.

A small thing, and I made sure to adjust the rest of my day not to add a bunch of calories, but it was a nice treat for me.

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