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Daily Coping 18 Oct 2021

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I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral 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.

Today’s tip is to set hopeful but realistic goals for this week.

It’s a busy week here for me. After coming back from travels, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do at SQLServerCentral. I also have a number of work commitments, with other goals I’d like to accomplish this week in my life.

What I feel I need to do:

  • get to the gym 4 times
  • go for a hike
  • get to a high school volleyball game
  • spend a few hours mowing the lawn
  • paint a fence post
  • run the weed whacker one last time and trim around the house and empty the gas tank
  • fix the string trimmer head on the weed whacker to cleanly dispense new string
  • cook dinner every night
  • see a movie with my wife on the weekend (first one since 2019)
  • finish painting the bathroom
  • catchup on laundry

Realistically, this is too much, with 2 presentations to give, a third to record, and a number of other meetings. Likely I’ll need to decide which things are realistic for the week and weekend. I’ll choose:

  • get to the gym 4 times
  • go for a hike
  • get to a high school volleyball game
  • spend a few hours mowing the lawn
  • fix the string trimmer head on the weed whacker to cleanly dispense new

    string

  • see a movie with my wife on the weekend (first one since 2019)

I’ll probably be able to cook a few nights, I might get to actually trim something or do some painting, I’ll do some laundry. I also know I need some downtime, I want to relax with the guitar, and spend some time with my son.

We’ll see how I did on Sunday.

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