Spend more time in the world

Avoid and limit your time in front of any screens (television, computer, phone).

Rules of thumb:

  • Outside is better than inside.
  • Active is better than passive.

That is, it is preferable to be outside picking weeds or dog waste than inside watching a movie.

Please use your common sense when reading these dictums; nothing is absolute...

Dog heuristic:
If your dog is bothering you to go outside, or your kid, or your body, then you should probably be going outside.
The reason you are not bored is because you have a screen. But the dog/child/body is not interested in the screen. They are intersted in the real world, smells, actions, sunlight, air, and nature.

If you let that change you, you will realize big benefits.