Daily Coping 28 Jul 2020

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I’ve 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.

Today’s tip is to remember that if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

The last couple weeks I’ve been struggling a bit. Not as badly as in late March and April, but the sameness, the lack of travel and changing my environment has been tough on me mentally. I enjoy coaching, and have been getting to the gym 2-3 times a week, but I think I’m struggling with the realization that this isn’t going to get better after summer. We’re in this for the rest of this year.

I knew that, but it’s sinking in. I can’t change that.

I’m trying to remind myself that this isn’t that bad, there are people in worse situations, and things could be worse. I have a family, some financial security, and I have more time to do things around the house, chores and hobbies, than in the past. I should appreciate the this change in the world gives me some things that I’ve wished for in the past.

That helps, though I think I need to keep reminding myself to change my view on a regular basis.

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