Today’s coping tip is to notice what you are feeling without any judgment.
Today I’m stressed. I have been traveling a bit and trying to work remotely from my normal remote work at home. I’ve been in hotels, airplanes, airports, and elsewhere getting things done.
I’m also looking forward, and still have a number of trips. I’m in London today, heading to Venice for a few days of holiday, but then I’m back in London for work, then off to Boston next week, with Toronto, Seattle, perhaps London again.
This is both normal and expected, and hard. I get into these situations where a number of things get scheduled in short order, but I know that I’ll get through it and it’s not too much. I’ve been watching the schedule, and there are some downtimes, but this stretch of late Sept through Oct is tough.
I’m not making decisions or regretting things, just accepting the busy, stressful time and working through it. One day at a time.
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.