Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer, archaeologist, and author of more than 80 books and calendars, including “14,000 Things to be Happy About.”
The following is an adapted excerpt from her new book, “5,203 Things to Do Instead of Looking at Your Phone.”
In it, she suggests strike a balance between your online and offline lives with alternative ways to reconnect with the world around you.
Kipfer uses her expertise to help people examine why they’re mindlessly motivated to reach for screens, and how to restore a healthy relationship with activities that fill up your downtime.
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I’m a listmaker. I’ve published 80+ books and calendars — mainly lists. My editor came up with the idea of a list styled book with suggestions on what to do “instead of looking at your phone.” This brilliant focus resonated