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Daily Coping 21 Sep 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 find a caring, calming phrase to use when you feel low.

I have emotional swings, much like most people. I certainly feel low at times, and I’ve noticed them more during the pandemic.

It might seem silly, and it’s a bit of a family joke, but the phrase from Stuart Smalley character of Al Franken often used is helpful.

“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.”

It lightens my mood, makes me smile, and it helps me to take a step back from whatever is bothering me. My wife has used this on me a few times, and I’m trying to adopt it as a way to cope.

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