I have a beagle and he loves to be outside as long as it’s over 50 F. His life revolves around smells and tracking scents around his yard.  One thing we starting doing is taking walks around our neighborhood while he’s on a leash. I used to take my smartphone on the walk just in case a client needed me. Last month I began leaving the smartphone at home and it’s more relaxing on the walks without me checking the phone or playing music or other media on it. I like hearing nature like the birds, wind in the trees and other noises.  When we get back home, I can check my phone for messages and emails and get on with my business life.  If you can, disconnect from the smartphone occasionally throughout the day and you’ll be better off.