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🐦 Today’s tip: Set an “unusual bird interruption” alarm.
Sometimes—even when we’re shuffling through the late (we hope!) stages of a pandemic, and feeling burnt-out and spark-less—connecting with life’s joy is as easy as looking at a bird.
I have a weekly scheduled “unusual bird interruption” alarm that goes off on my phone every week in my classes. We watch a bird video for something like two minutes. Afterward, I always say, “If you’re stuck or having a hard time in the world, remember that we share the earth with these creatures! They’re out there, every minute of every day, living their lives, being amazing, and it’s bigger than whatever little thing is going on in our individual lives.”
Take a few minutes today to watch a bird. As Johnson puts it, “The time it takes to notice a bird — like, really notice it — is time spent outside of yourself.”
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