T-SQL Tuesday #132: Coping with the pandemic times in year 2020

With the Taiob Ali invitation for November month of T-SQL Tuesday, I would like to share how I am managing and coping with the pandemic times. Thank you Taiob for the invitation on this topic.

There is so much stress in everyone’s life right now. There is so much going on this year that we need to keep ourselves busy hoping for the good days to come. It is a challenging time for everyone of us.

Since the pandemic started, every home turned in to a school, day care, play area and office for all of us. Thanks to all the wonderful kids around the world coping with their parents during these situations. Its really hard for kids to stay away from their outdoor activities for so many months.

It is mentally challenging during these times to mainly focus. As a mother of two kids (4 and 7 year old), I know how hard it is to all parents around the world to work and take care of the kids at the same time. It’s really tough to have our own self time anymore. I took these hard times as really challenging. I followed some of the tips to keep myself positive:

  1. I regularly listen to motivational speeches on youtube to keep myself motivated.
  2. Planning for the weekly goals and trying to accomplish them.
  3. Helping kids on their homework which gives me enough time to spend with them.
  4. Reading moral stories to kids as I feel this is so important to learn moral values. I am learning while I read to my kids. This helps me to see positivity in negative situations.
  5. Gardening gives me peace as I spend some time with nature.
  6. No matter how bad the situation might seem, I am believing that something better is going to come. Hope is all we need right now.

On the positive side, the best thing that happened to me during these times is I had the opportunity to start my career as a speaker. I was able to participate in several conferences starting with New stars of Data, SQL Saturdays, Dataweekender, DBCC International conference, GroupBy conference, Drupaljam reboot 2020, Google Dev Fest Tanzania 2020, and going to present for Granite state code camp, Women in Technology Summit 2021 and many other local user groups across united states and other countries like Canada.

This is only possible because of many wonderful people from SQL Family. I am very thankful to everyone for helping me during my journey as a speaker.

There is so much positivity in SQL Family and I feel very happy to be part of the community.

I wish and pray for all the families who have lost their loved ones due to COVID. May God heal you and give you peace in your lives. I am praying for all of you.

I hope there will be vaccine soon and I wish to see our lives going back to normal days as before.

One last suggestion, please wear a mask, do not go out in public until it is really necessary, spend as much time as possible with your loved ones as they are in home with you all the time during this pandemic. Try to listen to motivation and do meditation/deep breath exercises when ever you feel down. Never ever forget you are impacting someone lives with your positivity around and you might not even realize that you are creating an impact on others. You, me and we all are valuable and loved by God. We all are in this together and we will pass this pandemic together.

Please take care of yourself and your loved ones.

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