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 get outside. Pick up litter or do something kind for nature.
There isn’t a lot of litter in my life, as I live in the country. Most people are good about not throwing things out in the neighborhood, though certainly I might find some when hiking a trail.
However, we are trying to to better by nature. My wife and I watched Kiss the Ground a few weeks ago. It was fascinating to me, and it got us interested in trying to compost and do better with the world. We already have piled up and composted horse manure, which some friends have come to get, but we decided to try and do one better.
We got a kitchen bin for gathering food scraps, and then bought a basic composter for the yard. We’re starting to use it and capture the waste, trying to reuse it. I don’t know if we’ll get to gardening, but we certainly can use it to spread around and help build better soil.