So take the talk with the dog if you have to, along with the plastic bag,
but taking your camera for a walk with the camera turned ON and the lens cap OFF, and having figured out an exposure from aiming at the grass or the blue sky above, AND you might as well put it on automatic braket at one stop darker and one stop lighter.... THEN take your camera for a walk, and photograph anything, absolutely anything that catches your imagination. Do this everything day as a kind of spiritual practice, so you start seeing, really seeing what is around you. If I don't have a shoot scheduled for a day, I take the camera for a walk. There's a huge improvement in my ability to see what is around me when I do this Try it for a week. If I go out with my camera turned on, len cap off, exposure set and braketed, I'm now lookig in a focused manner. Maybe it's the difference between glancing at the world and seeing with depth what is really here. This is more in the way of sauntering, with no time table or goal or purpose--like getting in some exercise-- Sauntering, or walking and observing, is written about by no less a person than Emerson and Thoreau. In fact their two little essays about walking are printed together in one little book, available from Abe's Books on-line for just a few dollars--or through your local library ."saunting is like a meandering river seeking the shortest route to the sea."
Consider meandering as one of the highest callings of every human being, then it will be easy to take your camera for a walk. Seeing, really seeing each other and the world is a big part of what it's all about