Daily Coping 30 Jul 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 think about what you learned from a recent problem.

I had a problem recently. Actually, it’s an often repeating problem in my life. I schedule too many things and get too busy, making me feel stressed, rushed, and behind on things that are important to maintaining life.

In this case, I’d taken too many evenings off from making small steps in chores. I’d get done with work, or the gym, and start relaxing a bit earlier than I should have. Not that I needed to do a lot of work, but 30 minutes would have made a big difference across a few nights.

I’m learning to not save a chore until I have time to get it all done. I can tackled it in small stages and even if it’s partially finished, like my front bushes were a few weeks ago. In this case, I should have tackled part of my lawn across a few nights, and I’d have gotten at least half of it done.

Maybe I’ll be better next time.

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