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 explore a new area today, however small.
I’m lucky in that I live on land and have been able to go outside for the last year if I need to get out of the office. I’m also lucky in the Colorado has great weather and is built around being outside in many areas, so that even while locked down, I could find places to visit or walk without being near people.
I like exploring, but really I like driving and exploring. I’ve loved having cars throughout my life and the freedom of driving somewhere. I decided to use a car to do a little exploring.
With some extra time, rather than drive straight to the gym, I looped around the North and East, going through some neighborhoods that used to be fairly deserted and sparse, but now had been developed and built up more. I missed the fields, but saw new houses, families enjoying themselves, and a changing world.
It was a nice break for me, short at 15-20 minutes, but a change from the routine of life, which is needed these days.