I continue to be amazing at the interaction between people and nature - or lack there of. I grew up in the country and spent hours on bike trips, playing in the woods, playing card games with my grandparents and going on walks with my dog. It wasn't until I got older that I realized what a benefit this lifestyle would bring to me. I currently live in the cities and whenever I am feeling overwhelmed, I escape to the country. I find it very calming to be able to sit on bluff or play with a pet and really just be able to enjoy the moment. I find myself getting confused by the habits people of all ages can acquire.
My friends kids live on their phones. If the phones haven't been charged or our out of minutes, they do not know what to do with themselves. They don't know how to go sit outside and just sit - that's it. When they are stressed out, they don't know how to calm themselves down or address conflict - they are always used to having some sort of stimulus.
I find this behavior existing in adults as well. We get a half hour lunch at work and I always notice how people will keep working at eat at their desk - they don't get themselves a break to re-energize. Even 15 minutes for a walk or lunch outside or even lunch away from your desk can do so much for your work productivity and personal spirit.
I can't say enough how much I would love to encourage you to go outside and play - you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
... is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It is about re-evaluating our pursuits, our habits, and our motivations.