In this frantic, fast-paced world, we seem hooked on immediate gratification, desperately seeking “likes” on social media.
The fear of missing out can overtake what you used to see as the simple pleasures in life. The idea of a digital detox, no internet or electronic devices for a set period is on many people’s bucket lists.
The start of a new year is the ideal time to recover from the festivities and find yourself in a remote location where mobile reception is unavailable.
No Ringing or Pinging!
Whether you are hooked on your phone, tablet, or laptop, there is no doubt that these electronic devices can take over your life. You make yourself available 24 hours per day, with the continual ping of another email dropping into your inbox that you can’t ignore.
Planning a stay at a digital detox retreat can be both scary and exhilarating, allowing you to enjoy the simple things, connect with nature, and hold a conversation with no interruptions!
Where to Detox
A whole new industry has arisen to cater to those who need a digital detox, and it is not difficult to find a retreat whether in the UK or further afield. With no wi-fi, detached from the outside world, you will soon feel the difference, in body as well as mind.
You may not have realised just what an impact being continually hunched over your phone has on your posture.
Digital retreats can be found in the remote English countryside, maybe Gloucestershire or Cumbria, or the warmer climates of Europe, with activities from yoga to art to keep your mind off Facebook!
Having achieved this digital detox for the first time, to hit your bucket list goal, you may wish to repeat the experience every month. There’s a whole new world waiting for you!