Today’s coping tip is to say positive things to the people you meet today.
In general, I don’t encounter a lot of people on any day, but I do get to see my family, usually someone at the gym, and maybe a cashier in a store.
Today I ran into family, and had the chance to smile and complement them. I went to a basketball game with two kids, one of whom bought the tickets. I made sure to thank him and tell them how I enjoyed the time.
While at the game, I thanked the vendors for their help, donated to their cause (they use tips for their server organization), and be happy and positive when making an order, really a request.
Managed to get to the gym as well, and ask the reception people how they were and wish them a good day.
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.