Daily Coping 21 Jan 2021

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 and notice 5 things.

In winter I tend not to do a lot outside. Unless I’m skiing. I don’t do enough hiking, unlike TJay Belt, who I see is outside most weekends. I like yoga, and I coach kids inside.

This is a good reminder for me to go outside and do something. It’s been un-seasonably warm in Denver, and with my wife gone for a couple days recently, I had to go outside with my daughter and help with horse chores. I noticed these things:

  1. We have a lot of horses.
  2. It is windy out here, even a little bit blows hay in my face as I’m feeding
  3. It’s a long way ar0und the property to feed, even while driving
  4. The sky is still vast and large, even as more houses are being built on the horizon
  5. The drought in Colorado is bad.

Not so much nature, but things that stood out to me.

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