Today’s coping tip is to look for new reasons to be hopeful, even in tough times.
My life is pretty amazing most of the time. There are some stressful moments and annoying things, but overall, I can’t really complain about anything.
That being said, I have a lot of empathy for others, and I know that the inflation is a problem for many. I’m financially secure and don’t worry, but I also realize that I am lucky. Not everyone is in the same situation.
From my experience and travel, I’m glad to see some things starting to improve in the world. Fuel prices are lowering a bit, except for diesel. It’s not a perfect situation, but it’s better than nothing. I find there are more goods available in stores, which is always helpful for people that are just in time shoppers.
I’m also seeing lots of people posting well wishes, offering help, and doing favors for others. Community is important and it’s good to have people looking out for each other. In a very negative-world-view media storm, it’s nice to see plenty of people approaching life in a positive manner.
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.