Today’s coping tip is to revisit a coping tip from the past and see if it helped you..
I came up with this one after I tried to do this: leave positive messages for myself. These have been popping up in my calendar for a couple months. I set all these messages to repeat 30 times, but at different intervals.
Inevitably, they always pop up when I’m busy doing something, but I do glance at the positive messages. I think the “getting better” and “getting healthier” ones remind me that being a little hungry and following a diet isn’t that bad. It also helps when the scale is going down rather than up.
The “positive impact” one is good because I’m stressed and busy and it’s nice to remind myself that people appreciate what I do when I’m struggling with workoad.
The grateful one isn’t too impactful as I feel this way often. Especially when I hear about struggles from others. Still nice to see.
This was a good experiment and I’ve enjoyed it. However, I’m going to let this end when the timers on the appointments run out. I’ve been getting a few too many things popping on the schedule and that’s something I’d like to get away from for the rest of the year.
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.