Today’s coping tip is to find a caring, calming phrase to use when you feel low.
Life is mostly good, but there are times I feel down, depressed, low, or sad. I’ve learned not to get too upset. If I start feeling off, sometimes I can stop things, sometimes not. I’m getting better, but often it’s my wife that helps reign me in.
However, when I saw this tip, I thought that maybe a mantra of sorts might help me. I’m picking one of my wife’s favorite sayings, which my kids also use.
“No babies are dying.”
It’s a good way to stop and keep things in perspective. If babies might be dying, then this is really important and I need to pay attention. If I’m just annoyed, upset, sad, etc., it’s helps me find perspective.
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.