Today’s coping tip is to remind yourself that things can change for the better.
It can be easy to get upset/sad/depressed/angry/etc. about the way something is in the world. Whether personal to you at home or work, or perhaps with the general state of the world. I know the latter affects a lot of people these days with the crazy way mainstream and social media latch onto certain issues.
I have usually been an optimist, and I believe in the human spirit. I also think I can often influence how things go for me with hard work and effort. I say that because I’ve been able to do that in the past.
It’s a good reminder to me to stop and think about this. I know that my schedule sometimes creates stress and concerns for me, but when I stop and think about the things I’ve learned to do to help cope, the success I’ve had in catching up with work, and the way I have started to more mindfully build a schedule, I know things get better, even when they’re hard.
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.