Burn your dead. You never know when granny is gonna come back and attack little Jimmy. This might scar him for life.
Its ok to despoil the environment. As I was ripping the wings off the last butterflies at one of the scenic areas of Skyrim; it dawned on me that I could come back later and the area would be ok. This was after I kllled or collected everything that walked , crawled, or swam in the area. Mining doesn't hurt anything. I even took a crap in a stream after throwing dead bodies in the water for good measure. So the same thing must be true in RL.
You can swim with no problem in artic water with full metal armour on. No problem. I always wanted to try this, so I am booking an Alaskian cruise.
What have you learned from Skyrim, and how will you apply it to your real life?