Today’s coping tip is to focus on what’s good, even if today feels tough.
Yesterday was a tough day. I got busy, distracted, had some bad news come up, family needed some care, and I struggled to get work done. On top of that, something I thought would be easy to setup and test for a customer didn’t work at all. I’d made an assumption and my process needs to be redesigned.
I felt like I wasted a day.
However, it wasn’t all bad. I took care of my wife, who had surgery recently. I got her lunch and spent a little time chatting with her. I helped my daughter get a few things done before leaving to return to school. I got the dogs outside for a walk and I found time to exercise.
There were good things, even if it was a tough 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.
“didn’t work at all”
Without the failures the successes have less impact.
True, didn’t feel great at the time.