Today’s coping tip is to be kind to yourself today. Remember, progress takes time.
I am usually good at this. I work on many things that take time, so I am always looking at things over time.
However, sometimes I feel the weight of work or life and I forget. I’ve been traveling a lot in Oct (and Sept), being gone almost half the time. That makes it hard to concentrate on some things, and I’m often disconnected.
One of those things is my editing queue. It has crept up a bit, and I know it bothers authors, and more importantly, my queue can sometimes disappear, so I need to work on whittling this down. I have slowly been knocking out items, and I’m reminding myself it is getting smaller, even though it sometimes grows with new submissions.
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.