Daily Coping 19 Jan 2023

Today’s coping tip is to switch off tech an hour before bedtime.

I read at night often, so this is a challenging one. However, I decided to give this a try, especially as my wife has been reading more lately with less TV.

To fill the time, I decided to put my phone on a charger and play guitar for an hour before turning in. My fingers aren’t quite as ready for this as I would like, so it ended up being a bit of playing, some rest and chatting with my wife, then repeat.

Not sure I love the idea of getting rid of all tech, since I read on a device, but removing most of the distractions from browsers, social media, etc. was nice.

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.

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