Today’s coping tip is to make time for a friend and have a coffee, meal, or just spend time.
It’s been a busy few months for me. Since Sept 1, I’ve been away from home for 5 trips and 30 days. I leave in a couple days for another one. This has made life a little hectic and frantic, as I’m trying to juggle many tasks with limited time.
I made lunch plans with a friend a couple times and we ended up cancelling, each of us getting busy once. We lined up a third date between my trips, and even though I was busy, I decided to keep the plans. I’ve neglected some Denver friends, and I needed to stop that.
My wife questioned whether I had the time, which was fair. I was busy, and this lunch meant I’d be working late that night, but getting some time with a good friend, recharging my mental state, and taking a break were important.
I’m glad I did it.
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.