Here's what you could be doing instead...

How much time do you have right now?

For the Short Term

  • Catch up on the news 📰
  • Do some chores
  • Read a random Wikipedia article
  • Practice a new language on Duolingo 🇩🇪🇫🇷🇪🇸
  • Draw something ✍️
  • Write something!
  • Practice mindfulness! It’s okay to be bored! Make observations about the world around you. What are your feelings on that?

The more we try to live in the world of words, the more we feel isolated and alone, the more all the joy and liveliness of things is exchanged for mere certainty and security. On the other hand, the more we are forced to admit that we actually live in the real world, the more we feel ignorant, uncertain, and insecure about everything.

- Alan Watts

Instead of a Long Session

Go Outside 🌳🌲🌵

  • Go for a walk, run, or bicycle ride!
  • Plan a hike with AllTrails 🌄
  • Compete with locals on Strava 🏃🚲
  • Go on a real life treasure hunt and geocache!

Try Reading 📖

  • Get some cheap, used books at AbeBooks, your local bookstore, or a yard sale
  • Track your reading with Goodreads, and get recommendations!

Some good books to get you started:

  • The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

It is helpful to always have a book on you, or have an ebook on your phone. I find that the best types of books for phone reading are those that can be read in short bursts, while remaining memorable. Try Gangster Redemption by Larry Lawton or Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen.

Code Something 💻

  • Never wrote code before? Start with a website. You can even view the source code of this site here!
  • Automate something tedious you’d rather not do
  • Interact with some old hardware
  • Perhaps remake an arcade game?

Starting and Ending Your Day

These suggestions don’t particularly require a lot of brain power…

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