A Digital Detox is Necessary to Connect with Yourself Again
These days it’s not just work that can leave you feeling stressed. Our digital connection to the world can also have an impact on your stress levels. You never get a moment to yourself when you have hundreds of emails, text messages, and Facebook notifications being delivered to your phone every week. It’s endless.
It may sound a little scary, but by leaving your iPad, smartphone and any other digital devices at home and getting away to somewhere completely remote – even without Wi-Fi – can allow you to start to feel like yourself again.
It may be tough to convince your family or partner that this is a good idea, but believe us it will be worth it. You get to rent somewhere that is completely disconnected from the digital world and is in the heart of nature. This will be an experience like no other and a welcoming break from the day-to-day stresses of “connected” life.
Get closer to your loved ones, by doing a digital detox at these top five remote destinations:
Head out into the remote Welsh countryside for a break you’ll never forget. Surrounded by the beautiful Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales has endless fields of green to enjoy with hidden cottages popping up where you least expect them. Get cosy in front of the fireplace and enjoy playing board games together.
Coudersport, Pennsylvania, USA
Ever wanted to stay in the middle of the woods? Well, there’s no place more beautiful than the woodlands of Coudersport and its surrounding Cherry Springs State Park. Choose a pretty log cabin getaway on one of the mountains in the region, and spend your days hiking and exploring the national park and your nights stargazing.
Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Scotland is breathtaking, the famous Hebridean landscape of the Isle of Lewis is filled with rivers and lakes, and plenty of gorgeous cabins and lodges to retreat to. A number cabins in the region also offer luxury elements, such as a spa and a hot tub for guests.
Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA
Get out into the remote wilderness of Abiquiu in the north of New Mexico. Just two hours drive from Santa Fe, when you arrive in Abiquiu you will automatically feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. The beauty of the cabins tucked away in the vast wilderness here, which is filled with dark green trees and lots of secret dirt tracks, is indescribable.
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
Stay at the Salmon Arm chalet in Canada’s breathtaking British Columbia and experience nature and beauty on your doorstep. With all of the modern amenities to keep you feeling well looked after, the cabin is located in a secluded location in the heart of the forest. Head out on long hikes or on fun watersports activities before retreating back to your pretty cabin in the woods. Heaven.
Comment below if you have any other destinations to suggest for a digital detox.
By Charlotte H.