If you often spend your downtime on Twitter, then I’d assume you come across this statement at least once a day. It’s a viral meme typically used as a passive-aggressive comeback when somebody sends out questionable, borderline pointless tweets (such as tone-deaf political opinions or out-of-touch and insensitive comments). It’s a way of telling people that they need to unplug and bring their sense of reality back in check.

But did you know that “touching grass” can actually be an effective way to reconnect with the world and take back control over your life?

Touch some grass—literally

These days, so many of us are dependent on computers, tablets, and smartphones for entertainment and socialization. And it’s really not surprising, especially now that we’re approaching one year and eight months in lockdown. But this habit can result in feeling detached from reality, which may eventually hinder our ability to live a productive life.

The good news is, we can overcome this feeling by literally touching some grass—may it be in a public park or our own backyards. And this particular technique is called earthing.

Now what is earthing?