Humans Outside
Humans Outside
Jun 16, 2022
215 Best Of: What Opting Out of 'Should' Has to Do With Heading Outside (Cait Flanders)
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As you’re building a life around going outside, you might have found that making time to go outside is all about opting out of the things that don't matter to you so that you can opt into the things you do care about, like heading into nature. 

This episode with bestselling author Cait Flanders is all about those choices. She joined us in October of last year to talk about her opt-out habit and I’m excited to re-share this episode with you.

Connect with this episode: 

Visit Cait Flanders’ website

Buy Cait’s book, Adventures In Opting Out: A Field Guide to Leading an Intentional Life

Buy Cait’s book, The Year of Less

Listen to Cait’s podcast

Follow Cait on Instagram


Some of the good stuff:

[3:22] Cait’s favorite outdoor space

[4:54] How Cait became someone who likes to go outside

[7:59] All about her shopping ban

[16:46] Preparing for the stories you wish you were telling yourself

[18:38] The decision to opt-out

[24:37] The importance of helpers

[27:04] Where do you find such a helper?

[32:25] What hiking has to do with going outside

[36:56] Can you pursue life with a nature emphasis without opting out?

[41:00] Does spending time in nature help you understand your opt-out choices?

[43:27] Tips for opting out

[52:03] Cait’s favorite outdoor gear

[55:34] Cait’s favorite outdoor moment

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