How to spend more time outside
How I did it: I just realized that I didn't always have to have somebody with me if I wanted to go outside. I started going on hikes by myself and surfing by myself and biking by myself. I enjoy other people's company of course but I no longer restrict myself access to the outdoors if I can't find a companion.
Lessons & tips: Lots of water!
Appropriate clothing and shoes!
Resources: Go to your local outdoor store! We have a patagonia outlet here in Santa Cruz that I love to shop at. I know REI is a good store, but unfortunately we dont have one nearby but lots of people love it. Outdoor stores are great. Make sure you have a water bottle and get a re-usable one so you are protecting the outdoors you love so much and want to explore.