Today’s coping tip is to do something constructive to improve a difficult situation.
My life is amazing, but there are certainly some difficult times. Sometimes at work, sometimes at home, but I have been trying to not focus on the situation and instead look to the future and move forward.
My wife runs a horse training and boarding business and has a few people working for her. That’s good, because it means that I don’t have to do much with horses on a regular basis other than take pictures and enjoy ranch life.
Recently she had an employee quit, which is a burden on a weekly basis. If there isn’t anyone else to feed horses then she has to do it. That takes time and impacts her lesson and training schedule. If she’s too busy, then one of the kids often helps out. I’m, in general, the emergency person.
However, my kids are working their own jobs, and my wife has stress, so I’ve offered a few days lately to pick up a few hours of work. I can adjust my schedule and work at night, so I’ve been taking some time this week to feed horses during midday and handle chores.
I hope I don’t need to do this for too many more days, but I am happy to help her during a difficult 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.