3 Digital Detox Retreat Tips

23 hours a week – according to research conducted by Live Science, that’s how many hours the average user spends online and using digital tools. While technology helps to improve our daily lives, like any good thing, it’s possible to have too much of it. It’s important to take a break from all things digital now and then to slow things down and just relax. Take The Parking Spot’s advice by taking a digital detox retreat and holiday. There are several benefits to unplugging and taking a digital detox holiday, including having the opportunity to:
  • Relax
  • Get your creative juices flowing
  • Nurture your relationships with friends and family
  • Clear your mind
Use the following tips to start your digital detox off strong. 1. Set Boundaries It’s important that you first take some time to reflect on what a digital detox retreat means for your life and what it will consist of. Realize why you are taking a digital detox, but also take into consideration the logical digital tools that you may have to use for work or school purposes. Set realistic boundaries so that your digital detox retreat will be a success. 2. Make Plans A great way to complete your digital detox is by keeping yourself busy. Make a list of things that you may have been putting off. Finally make these things happen while you are enjoying your digital detox holiday. Consider making plans to enjoy the great outdoors, spend time with family and friends that you may not have seen in a long time, read a book, or simple make time to meditate. Another exciting way to detox from the digital world is by taking a vacation to a location that encourages you to relax and enjoy activities that don’t require you to plug in. Two great destinations to consider visiting for your digital detox retreat include:
  • Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Emigrant, Montana  – The breathtaking views, gourmet meals and wide array of activities available including yoga, fishing and massages make this the perfect destination to relax, unwind and get back to basics. This luxury resort is family-friendly, so feel free to bring the entire family to help show them the importance of togetherness and in-person social activity.
  • Camp Grounded in Anderson Valley, California – Get away and be a kid again at the Camp Grounded retreat. This adult-only camp urges visitors to swap their computers, tablets and cell phones for yoga, hiking, kickball, marshmallow roasting and other exciting activities that can help you re-energize, re-focus and have fun.
3. Stick With It Having a successful digital detox can be easier said than done, but with a few simple tips, you can make it happen.
  • Delete applications that you may be tempted to use during your detox.
  • Let your friends and family know that you are taking a break from digital tools and the Internet.
  • Utilize the “Do Not Disturb” setting on your phone or tablet to silence all alerts during your digital detox.
  • Deactivate social media accounts during your digital detox.
  • Set your phone to turn off after a certain amount of time.
Earn independence from your digital devices and take an unplugged vacation. Use this time to focus on building stronger relationships in the physical world, and learn how to appreciate the simple things in life. When planning your digital detox retreat, remember to use The Parking Spot to make it even more enjoyable and stress-free.
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