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    how much time a day do you spend OUTSIDE

    My resolution this year is to spend at least a half hour a day outside, everyday (and time in the car driving somewhere doesn't count ). I think it's pretty sad that I have to even resolve this. And the fact that I'm inside in front of a computer right now [ ] isn't helping.
    So how much time a day do you spend outside breathing fresh air, soaking in sunshine, and hearing the birds chirp? Do you wish it was more?
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    On the weekends? None.
    On school days : 5 minutes waiting for the morning bus + 15 minute walk home.

    Conclusion: No life.

    Nice resolution though, good luck with it.
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    Yeah, I don't really go outside much. It doesn't help that right now it is snowing and pretty cold out. I think snow shoveling has me outside more than anything else these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Sonea View Post
    Yeah, I don't really go outside much. It doesn't help that right now it is snowing and pretty cold out. I think snow shoveling has me outside more than anything else these days.
    oops. Good point about the snow. I guess I've lived in So Cal too long, and have forgotten about that white stuff that comes out of the sky. I do remember shoveling lots of it as a kid, now that you remind me.
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    When the weather is nice, quite often. I'm a more active person, so I go on long bike rides or walks when I feel I've been sitting inside for too long. I even get a good half-hour work out outside several times per week.

    When I lived in San Fransisco for a year I spent most of my time outside. Being able to walk to places instead of driving was like nirvana for me. I'm hoping to move back since where I live now has pretty much nothing to do.

    Also when I have to shovel. That's pretty much it for winter; I don't like the cold very much.
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    Not enough! sounds like a great resolution! Methinks I'll get out more myself - love bastketball on street courts and need to use my MTB more too!

    *inspired*
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    In the summertime, at least 50% of my waking time is spent outdoors. Even painting and drawing is done en plein air. Other outdoor time is spent running the dog, hiking, lounging about the yard / park, mowing the lawn, maintaining the yard, etc.,etc. In the winter, not so much, although I do spend time snowshoing with my dog and ploughing snow.

    Of course, I am of a pre-electronic age - no smart phone, no iPad, no WoW or any other game, no facebook, no Wii. The list of electronic gagetry I don't have goes on and on.

    If you want to spend more time outdoors, you will probably need to make some decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpatiallyChallenged View Post
    My resolution this year is to spend at least a half hour a day outside
    Take up smoking. That'll get you outside
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    i need to get biking or walking outside, and i need to talk to or see other people, or i go insane. biking to work and back takes 45 mins to 1 hr. i had christmas vacation now and i didn't really get outside much. i find myself walking around outside at 3 am
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    If school is in order then at least an hour daily will be spent on walking from place to place, most likely more + some lounging in parks with friends or somesuch, especially during springtime. Not so much during winter but the snow doesn't keep off my driveway by itself so some physical exercise is needed. Without school I sometimes don't go out at all for days or I might not get inside for days, I'm comfortable either way.
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    I spend about an hour and a half outside but i plan to do some life drawing around campus so hopefully that will bring me out more, though it is starting to get cold out =/
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    I swing wildly between extremes in this one, but I know the more outside I am the happier I am.

    I spent a couple of years almost totally inside... and I spent the entirety of last year only going inside to sleep, and even then it was just a little off grid caravan. That made art difficult though, no space and it always got damp or accidentally burnt on the stove.

    Don't take up smoking ;P you could go on walks and take mental or actual pictures of your surroundings, learn all the secrets of your town/countryside and smile at random people til certain faces become more familiar, it's very enjoyable :]
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    At least an hour because I run.
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