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.
Today’s tip is to join a friend doing their hobby and find out why they love it.
Joining someone else isn’t really a good idea or very possible during this time. Colorado is slightly locked down, so it’s not necessarily legal, and likely not a good idea to join someone else.
However, my daughter picked up some supplies and started knitting recently. I decided to sit with her a bit and see how the new hobby is progressing. It’s something I’ve been lightly interested in, and it looks somewhat zen to sit and allow your hands to move along, building something while you sit quietly. I remember reading about Rosey Grier picking up the hobby years ago.
I have done some minor paracord crafts, usually making some bag pulls for the kids I coach. This was similar, and while I don’t need another hobby now, I enjoyed watching her work.