Today’s coping tip is to leave positive messages for yourself to see regularly.
I could use post-its, or something else, but something that has worked well for me with these coping tips throughout the pandemic is make a short meeting in my calendar. It’s a good way to have something pop up on my phone/laptop with a note.
Here are a few repeating things I’m adding to my calendar (personal, not work), that aren’t taking up time, but just are reminders.
- I am getting better and better every day.
- I am having a positive and inspiring impact on the people I come into contact with.
- I am grateful for everything I have in my life.
- I am getting healthier every day.
These are good messages for me to remember. I’m repeating these some random number of days for 30 periods to see what I think.
I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central 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.